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“God Loves the Fighter,” a film by T&T filmmaker, Damian Marcano, is the other Caribbean film showing at this year’s Urban World Film Festival, in New York. The gritty urban drama follows homeless street poet, King Curtis, a prophetic, omniscient narrator telling the raw, tragic story of Charlie, growing up in Laventille. He wants an honest job, but hopeless circumstances nevertheless lead him towards crime. When prostitute Dinah crosses his path and desperately needs help, Charlie reaches a crossroad in his life. Set in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, the murder capital of the Caribbean, where someone is murdered every 17 hours and most of the victims are under 25, “God Loves The Fighter,” realistically portrays what it is like to live in Laventille, one of the most dangerous slums in the world.
The film will be showing at AMC 34th Street Theater, Saturday, September 20, at 7:00 pm. Come out and show your support. For more information and to buy tickets, check out the “God Loves the Figher” festival page.