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SCREENING SCHEDULE

GUYANESE SHORTS

Shorts Package 1
18.05.2016
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM/
A selection of contemporary short films by Guyanese filmmakers in Guyana and the Diaspora.

My Father's Land

Tyler Johnston + Miquel Galofre
18.05.2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm /
Preceded by “PAPA MACHETE” by Third Horizon (Haiti)

Bahamas/Haiti – My Father’s Land tells the story of Papa Jah, a Haitian gardener, who has spent the last forty years in the Bahamas, living in a marginalised community, the Mud. When news arrives that his 103-year-old father has taken ill back in Haiti, Papa Jah travels back to Haiti, to reunite with his father, hopefully before it is too late.  Watch the trailer here.

ALGUN LUGAR

Guillermo Zouain
18.05.2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm /
Preceded by “EL CAST” by Shea Best (Dominican Republic)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – After finishing high school teenagers Oliver, Moises, and Heminway go on an emotive journey through the Dominican Republic in search of their life calling. What begins as a celebration of their friendship ends as a final farewell. Watch the trailer here.

18.05.2016
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm //
USA/GUYANA – A young well-off couple bored by their mundane Los Angeles lifestyles, decide they want to move away to an exotic, faraway Caribbean location – Guyana.  How long can this escape last and what are they running from?

“A Bitter Lime,” is an Australian-American-Guyanese Independent Feature Film that begs the question, ‘What if your dreams came true?’  Mixing different ideas, cultures, locations, styles and more!  Watch the trailer here.

SPANISH CARIBBEAN SHORTS

Shorts Package 2
19.05.2016
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM/
A selection of contemporary short films from the Spanish-speaking Caribbean countries.

SENSEI REDENSHON

German Gruber, Jr.
19.05.2016
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm /
Preceded by “ALTO VISTA,” by Juan Francisco Pardo (Aruba)

CURACAO – Sandro comes out of prison searching to rescue the relationship with his only son Shendel, whose obsession with easy money led him to follow his father footsteps into the world of underground fights. In order to protect his son and win back his trust, Sandro will have to confront his toughest test yet.  Watch the trailer here.

A STORY ABOUT WENDY 2

Sean Hodgkinson
19.05.2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm /
Preceded by “A STORY ABOUT WENDY 1”

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO – Following on from A Story about Wendy (2012), when she was dumped by her fiancé, Wendy Phillips returns excited to start work with Simone Davies’ as her personal assistant. She inadvertently discovers information revealing what really happened to Simone’s previous assistants, andrealises that her life is in danger.  Watch the trailer here.

THE SKIN

HaMa Films
19.05.2016
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm /
Preceded by “THE CROFT,” by Wayne Benjamin (Jamaica)

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA – A young married couple, Michael and Lisa, are about to lose their home, when their luck changes dramatically. While on a photo shoot at an historic site, Michael discovers an ancient vase and sells it to an antique dealer. But strange things begin to happen, and they soon discover from a mystic that the relic was not a blessing, but a curse.  Watch the trailer here.r.

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ENGLISH CARIBBEAN SHORTS

Shorts Package 3
20.05.2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM/
A selection of short films from some of the best emerging Caribbean filmmakers in the Region and from the Diaspora.

FRENCH CARIBBEAN SHORTS

Shorts Package 4
20.02.2016
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm /
A selection of contemporary short films from the French-speaking Caribbean.

SONGS OF REDEMPTION

Miquel Galofre
20.05.2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm /
Preceded by “CLEANING HOUSE,” by Toni Blackford (Jamaica)

JAMAICA – Through the progressive vision of the General Penitentiary in Kingston, Jamaica’s former superintendent, a rehabilitation scheme has been implemented, involves inmates creating and recording reggae music. Feauring riveting interviews and moving live performances, Songs of Redemption is an uplifting testament to the healing, even transformative power of music.  Watch the trailer here.

RAIN

Maria Govan
20.05.2016
4:00 pm -6:00 pm /
Preceded by “POTHOUND” by Christopher Guinness (Trinidad + Tobago)

BAHAMAS – After the death of her grandmother, Rain, a young Bahamian girl, is forced to move to Nassau, where she soon she finds her idealistic illusions shattered when she finds how destructive her mother’s lifestyle is. Stranded in an unfamiliar environment that fills her with dread and confronted by a mother she has never known, Rain searches desperately to find her own place in the world.  Watch the trailer here.por.

20.05.2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm /
Preceded by “THE COMING OF ORG,” by Davina Lee (St. Lucia)

ST. LUCIA – This documentary presents an intimate portrait of Derek Walcott.  Set in his beloved native island St. Lucia, it explores his poetry, the landscapes and people who inspire it, observes Walcott in places essential to his work and life, and gathers the thoughts of some of his closest childhood friends.  Watch the trailer her.