Christopher Laird is chiefly known as a film-maker and has produced over 300 documentaries, dramas and other video productions with Banyan Ltd. over the past 40 years garnering a score of national, regional and international awards. He has overseen the establishment of what is arguably the world’s largest digitised collection of Caribbean culture on video in the Banyan Archive. In 2003 he founded, with Errol Fabien, the region’s first all Caribbean free to air television station, Gayelle. In 2009 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of the West Indies. In his younger days his poetry was published in a variety of journals and anthologies and he published an innovative literary magazine called Kairi in the 1970s.
Author photograph by Michelle Jorsling.