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May 16, 2017

Dreams In Transit

Karen Martinez
Documentary Short
Trinidad & Tobago/UK | 2015
VENUE: Moray House // June 1, 2017 // 7:00 PM
Dutch Bottle Cafe // June 4, 2017 // 12:00 PM

SYNOPSIS: A poetic, cine-essay style documentary reflecting on the theme of identity and contemporary migration. The filmmaker, a Trinidadian based in London, returns to the Caribbean to explore what ‘home’ really means and where it is that both migrants and non-migrants might be said to ‘belong’, especially in the age of cheap air travel and Skype. Using a kaleidoscopic collage approach she talks to a range of people: a chocolate producer; an activist; a forest dweller; a fisherman; a doubles vendor; an artist; an architect; writers and cultural commentators and the always entertaining Carnival designer Peter Minshall.


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About the Filmmaker:

KAREN MARTINEZ

Karen, is originally from Trinidad, has produced and directed several documentaries for Channel 4, The Arts Council, The Trinidad Film Company and others. She made her first drama After Mas set in Port-of-Spain which won Best Short Award at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival 2013. More recently she made Dreams in Transit a lyrical documentary-essay about identity, migration and ‘home’ which won the Caribbean Spirit Award at The Caribbean Tales Festival in Toronto. She is currently in development with Scattered, her first feature-length film.

Category: Shorts