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With the success of features like The Harder They Come and Sugar Cane Alley, filmmakers from the Caribbean have come into their own over the last two decades. Director Kamalo Deen’s The Panman tells the story of Paul, a young man who chooses to leave his home in Trinidad to escape his father’s plans for him to go to college. With a steel drum around his neck, Paul wanders around the island like a vagrant, discovering the people he has been far removed from before. A job takes him to Tobago, where he meets Titus, a steel-drum tuner Paul chooses as a mentor in an effort to learn everything he can about the instrument. Paul eventually goes back to Trinidad and reconciles with his father, but quickly decides to return to Tobago to pursue his calling. Deen screens his film at 6 p.m. at the University of Maryland’s Nyumburu Cultural Center, University Blvd. & Adelphi Road, College Park. $10. (301) 314-7758. (Ayesha Morris)