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“MOKO JUMBIE” Caribbean Film Series at BAMcinématek September 6  //  7:30pm Purchase Tickets Here! We are excited to announce our next screening at BAM.  We will be bringing a Special Sneak Preview, of Moko Jumbie, Vashti Anderson’s first feature length film, which premiered in June at the Los Angeles Film Festival. While the film is still hot on the festival trail, we are working with Vashti to present a sneak preview the film specially for our Brooklyn audiences. About the Film: With Vanna Vee Girod, Jeremy Thomas, Dino Maharaj, NickolaiRead More

Posted On July 10, 2017By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA News, caribbean, caribbean film, Interviews

CaFA Q+A with Ryan Lee

Last Tuesday, Ryan Lee’s film, “Flying the Coup,” was released on Studio Anansi Tv.  The film, which premiered at the 2014 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, was a winner of the People’s Choice Award – Short Film.  The film was shot in both Trinidad & Tobago, while Ryan was a student in the UWI Film Program. We vibed with Ryan, on making the film and on his views on filmmaking in the Caribbean. RYAN LEE Filmmaker FLYING THE COUP Trinidad & Tobago Born into a family of photography enthusiasts in Trinidad & Tobago, RyanRead More
CaFA Cinema Nights July 21, 2017 // 6:30PM IFP Media Center // 30 John St, Brooklyn Purchase Tickets here For this, the Fifth Edition of the 2017 Series, we will be featuring a film exploring environmental issues in Trinidad & Tobago. Through the stories in A BETTER PLACE, we learn of the work of organizations in Trinidad & Tobago, working with youth and communities, to help facilitate sustainable living environments. A BETTER PLACE by Carver Bacchus and Miquel Galofré Trinidad & Tobago, 2015 Directed by award-winning filmmaker Miquel Galofré and produced by Sustain T&T’s own CarverRead More
The Haitian Experience in Dominican Republic  This documentary showcase does not pretend to be a socio-political analysis on the immigration of Haitians to Dominican Republic.  It is simply a cinematic blueprint with descriptive and peculiar characteristics of a migration with the need of the immigrants, to find a proper identity outside of their motherland. These works, with rich images and diverse stories, represent part of the life and culture of the Haitian immigrants who live in the Dominican Republic. Created by emerging voices and with a linguistic and cultural background,Read More
“PLAY THE DEVIL” Caribbean Film Series at BAMcinématek June 6  //  7:30pm Set in Trinidad, director Maria Govan’s LGBT drama possesses what ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ calls, “primal intensity,” in this tale where religious conservatism and macho patriarchy, combined with denial and sexual suppression, culminates into a passionate reality. In “Play The Devil,” 18 year-old Gregory (Petrice Jones) is set to graduate and make his family, and rural Trinidad village Paramin, proud that their local boy is headed to medical school. However, Greg secretly desires a life far-removed from his religiousRead More

Posted On March 27, 2017By Romola LucasIn Blog, CaFA News, caribbean, caribbean film, Interviews

CaFA Q+A with Kareem Mortimer

As first published in BassCulture Islands Magazine. Kareem Mortimer, is a Bahamian filmmaker, who has made several feature length films, including The Eleuthran Adventure (2006), Children of God (2010), Windjammers (2011), and his latest, Cargo (2017), which premiered at this year’s Miami International Film Festival. How did you know being a writer/director was meant for you? I’ve always loved movies.  I grew up exceptionally close with my paternal grandmother and she had a neverending supply of videotapes ranging from “Imitation of Life to Tango and Cash.” We would watch moviesRead More
“The House on Coco Road,” Highlights the Roles of Black Women in the Fight for Justice Amidst The Grenada Revolution – The Caribbean Film Series, April 11th at BAMcinématek Damani Baker’s intimate family portrait of his stalwart mother who moves her family to Grenada to fight for social justice and Black life, and encounters an invasion by the United States.  Q&A with the Director following the film. March 13, 2017/Brooklyn, NY – Filmmaker Damani Baker has amassed a career that spans documentaries, most notably as one-half of the directing teamRead More
CaFA Cinema Nights April 1, 2017 // 7:00PM Brooklyn Studios for Dance // 210 Lafayette St, Brooklyn Purchase Tickets here This season of the CaFA Cinema Nights, will see the return of “Julia and Joyce,” to the screen in Brooklyn.  We will be presenting the film in collaboration with Brooklyn’s own, Dance Caribbean Collective.  In this, the first collaboration between the two organizations, the film, which features the work of two pioneering Caribbean dancers, is a logical connection – promoting both dance and film, in the Caribbean context. JULIA andRead More
The Personal and Political Awakenings of New Black Activists Converge in ‘Generation Revolution’ – The Caribbean Film Series, February 22nd at BAMcinématek Black and brown youth in Britain fighting for racial, social, and economic justice, inspired by the USA’s #BlackLivesMatter movement, explore the messy world of activism in Cassie Quarless and Usayd Younis’ gripping documentary. Q&A panel with the directors and special guests from activist community will follow the film. January 18, 2017/Brooklyn, NY – If you asked older generations, just a few years ago whether young people, millennials ifRead More
Classic British-Trinidadian Film “PRESSURE” Returns to Brooklyn For One Night Only at The Caribbean Film Series, December 5th at BAMcinématek Horace Ove’s underrated 1976 masterpiece highlights generational Caribbean immigrant tensions in Great Britain’s first Black feature film. Press Contact:  Romola Lucas –  romola@caribbeanfilm.org Celebrating the 40th anniversary of its release, “PRESSURE” is the first dramatic feature film by a Black director in Great Britain, the Trinidad-born Horace Ové. In the seminal film, generational tensions between Caribbean immigrants living in the Notting Hill area of London are examined with both dramaRead More