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    Subject: Nayeem Hafiska- the man in the shadows
    Date: Sep 16, 2004
    Sender: Risa SealeyPrevious

    I worked side by side with Nayeem Hafiska during the filming of The Mystic Masseur Movie in Trinidad. I am a witness to this man's great input in those few months of pioneering and sourcing the perfect locations for filming. However, if you visit this Movie's sight, you will read very little about this man and what he did. What I admired was his ability to adjust so easily. So, a broken aircondition in the car or no hot water in the taps made no difference to him as it did to some of the production crew. He was only interested in fulfilling his objective. It was good to see that there was someone in that crew who did not have to get hyped up over a bug bite. Nothing stood in the way of Mr Hafiska. Things that were actual obstacles he magically turned into a mirage.Like his Uncle Ismail, he was the typical go getter and I can tell you, he achieved what he had initially set his mind to.
    Caryl Phillips should give higher recognition to Mr Hafiska in black and white, for his role in the filming of this movie.
    For his untiring efforts in overseeing that everything was in place for the filming of that movie, Nayeem Hafiska should no longer be the man in the shadows.

    Previous: The so called shallowness of "The Mystic Masseur

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  • [no subject]   from amelia, Dec 12, 2002
  • What about Nayeem Hafiska?   from Risa Williams, May 22, 2003
  • » Nayeem Hafiska- the man in the shadows «   from Risa Sealey, Sep 16, 2004
  • [no subject]   from amelia, Dec 12, 2002
  • What about Nayeem Hafiska?   from Risa Williams, May 22, 2003
  • » Nayeem Hafiska- the man in the shadows «   from Risa Sealey, Sep 16, 2004