Caribbean Cinema Nights, is CaFA’s longest running screening series, bringing Caribbean films to various venues in Brooklyn. With this edition of the Cinema Nights, in partnership with PrintbyPrint Group and Black Gotham Experience, we will be bringing Caribbean films to the South Street Seaport District in Manhattan, mixing it with the Black Gotham Experience, celebrating the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City since 1625.
Each screening comes with the opportunity to go on one of Black Gotham Experience‘s interactive walking tours.
Reserve your seat now.
SERIES PASS: $35
SERIES PASS + TOUR: $55
INDIVIDUAL SCREENING: $10
BLACK GOTHAM EXPERIENCE WALKING TOUR: $30
VENUE: 192 Front St, New York, NY 10038
DATE: May 11, 2018
“The Seawall” A Film by Mason Richards
“The Seawall,” a narrative short film shot entirely on location in Georgetown, Guyana, tells the story of Marjorie, a Guyanese woman, who is preparing for her 10-year old grandson’s move to America to be with his mother. Struggling with loneliness, and abandonment, audiences watch as Marjorie sacrifices her happiness for her grandson’s future.
Scars Of Our Mothers’ Dreams
by Meschida Philip
Scars of Our Mothers’ Dreams is a film that offers a unique, intimate glimpse into the complexities of parental migration through the lenses of children left behind. Years after her own personal struggle to overcome the feeling of childhood abandonment, filmmaker Meschida Philip returned to Grenada in search of others with similar childhood experiences, to find out how their lives were impacted after their parents migrated.
Q+A w/Meschida Philip
Established in 2012, CaFA, is a NY not-for-profit created to share Caribbean films and support Caribbean filmmakers, in the region and the diaspora. CaFA’s work provides platforms for the exhibition, production, and distribution of Caribbean stories, worldwide.
About Black Gotham Experience:
Established in 2010 by artist/historian Kamau Ware, Black Gotham Experience (BGX) is an immersive visual storytelling project that celebrates the impact of the African Diaspora on New York City since 1625. BGX reimagines the histories of the places directly impacted by the African Diaspora as human stories through interactive walking tours, a developing series of photography-based graphic novels, and events. The heart of this experience are three stories that revisit Manhattan in 1623 and move forward through three centuries: Other Side of Wall Street, Caesar’s Rebellion, and Citizen Hope.
About PrintbyPrint Group
PrintbyPrint Group (PbPG) is a NYC-based curatorial Arts Education and Advocacy group that uses twenty first century mediums and digital tools to network with industry professionals; providing the public, emerging artists and students from underrepresented groups, with educational and unique events/ experiences, workshops, and access to resources and The Arts. Through our partnerships with emerging artists, local businesses, public education institutions and private corporations/ organizations, we are focused on providing engaging creative experiences to the general public.
We are looking forward to sharing this experience with you!