Kim Johnson is currently the Director of the Carnival Institute of Trinidad and Tobago.
He studied law at UWI, Cave Hill, then worked with illegal migrants in Guadeloupe and Suriname, In the 1990s he worked as a features writer for the Sunday Express. In 2001 he was awarded a PhD in sociology from UWI, Mona and thereafter worked a Senior Research Fellow at The Academy for Arts, Letters, Culture and Public Affairs at The University of Trinidad and Tobago. His 2010 multi-media exhibition “The Audacity of the Creole Imagination”, commissioned by the National Museum and Art Gallery included a 13-minute film of the same name. Since then he has produced and directed Learning To Look about the experience of deafness and The Radical Innocence of Jackie Hinkson, about the artist, which were screened at the T&T Film Festival. His docu-fiction PAN! Our Music Odyssey, premiered at the Sunny Side of the Doc film festival in France in July and won Best Documentary at ReelWorld Film Festival 2015. He is currently directing a documentary on pan in Nigeria: Our African Odyssey and one on young men in prison, Wishing For Wings, based on Debbie a book of the same name.