Society for the Advancement of the Caribbean Diaspora
Contact: Minna LaFortune                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tel. 917-771-7935

Caribbean Film Academy
Contact: Romola Lucas
Tel: 877-978-4398

June 5, 2014

The Board of Directors and membership of Society for the Advancement of the Caribbean Diaspora (SACD), and the Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA), invite the public to join us on June 14, 2014, for our first Caribbean Leaders Film Series: Exploring the Caribbean Influence on the Global Socio-Political Landscape, in celebration of Caribbean-American Heritage Month.  To begin the series, we will be screening two films, W.A.R. Stories: Walter Anthony Rodney; and Chisholm ’72: Unbought and Unbossed. This event will be held at Saint Francis College, Founders Hall, 182 Remsen St, Brooklyn, New York, from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm.

Over the period of one year, SACD and CaFA, will present 8 films featuring the lives and works of Caribbean, US, and World leaders of Caribbean origin and heritage, exploring their influence in the Region and around the world.  Each event will include a Q&A/discussion session, where themes of Caribbean influence are contextualized.

This screening series will be the first of three SACD and CaFA plan to collaborate on. The other two will be a series of films on Caribbean Culture – music, dance and language, as well as a series of films on the role of women of Caribbean heritage, in the region, the US and the wider Diaspora.

Refreshments will be provided by Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery and Grill and Tower Isle Patties. Donations are welcomed.

About SACD /

The Society for the Advancement of the Caribbean Diaspora (SACD) is a 501c3 tax exempt non-profit organization. The organization encourages membership of people of Caribbean descent.

The organization’s mission includes the goal of engaging the communities of the Caribbean Diaspora through the exploration of common interests and concerns, and utilizing collective resources to ensure the welfare and advancement of the Caribbean Diaspora.

Activities of the organization include networking events, personal development workshops, immigration seminar and cultural events, including Caribbean Diaspora art & craft shows, Caribbean-American Heritage celebration, Youth Awards and recognitions and film screenings.

The organization has also helped to address the collective needs of the Caribbean Diaspora community and has created opportunities for presentations about the impact of the Census 2010 on Caribbean populations. Other activities include organized social service projects, such as, contributions to local non-profits serving the homeless and the Haitian recovery efforts.

About CaFA |

Established in 2012, The Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA), is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and support of Caribbean filmmaking and filmmakers, in the region and the diaspora.  CaFA’s work is focused on promoting and sharing the art of storytelling through film from the unique perspective of the Caribbean.  Our mission is to increase the visibility of Caribbean films and filmmakers in the Caribbean as well as the global community and to provide tangible support for their efforts.