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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 September 28, 2015By Romola LucasIn Uncategorized

Storm Saulter’s ‘Sprinter’

Friday, June 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm Nicholas Variety, 570 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Tix: $5 Refreshments served. This month, we are screening French/Creole Caribbean films.  Two films are narrative shorts and the third, a documentary short. Papa Machete Produced by Jason Jeffers Documentary Short Haiti, 2014 200 years ago, the slaves of Haiti defeated Napoleon’s armies in the historic revolution of 1791-1804. One of their weapons was the very tool they used to work the land: the machete. Papa Machete explores the esoteric martial art that evolved from this victory throughRead More
Today, Studio Anansi TV released it’s latest short film, “How Many Times?” by Trinidad & Tobago filmmaker, Ryan C. Khan. The film is a bit of a dark thriller and tells the story of “Faith,” a young bride-to-be, who learns of her mother’s release from prison on the eve of her wedding, and has trouble dealing with the news. Check out the trailer here: About Ryan C. Khan: Ryan C. Khan is a filmmaker hailing from the twin island republic of Trinidad & Tobago and prides himself on being oneRead More
The Story: Tyler is a 15 year old boy who lives in a sheltered Trinidadian home. He looks up to Darryl, the leader of a group of small time hustlers. Tyler is out of his element around these boys who play at being bad. His family is in the habit of eavesdropping on the tumultuous life of his neighbor Nakita. When he encounters her at Darryl’s apartment, their interaction leads to a series of misadventures. Tyler is left questioning his friendships and his ability to deal with an environment forRead More

Posted On January 4, 2015By Romola LucasIn Uncategorized

The Aiko Roudette Interview

“What does it mean to begin in and belong to an island, where no one begins or belongs? What does it mean, when suddenly you experience a rupture and your sense of self (predicated on fragmented geography/a hobbled together mosaic of opposing colloquialisms) is broken, bent, light under water? What about when we see that everything, absolutely everything, is revolving in a motion of constant push and pull? No wonder we feel split, spread, torn. For example, what could possibly be pure emotion, that which is not a mix ofRead More

Posted On November 16, 2014By Romola LucasIn ADIFF, Blog, CaFA News, Uncategorized

Caribbean Films at the 2014 ADIFF

This year’s African Diaspora International Film Festival will be held from November 28 to December 15, at various venues in Manhattan, such as The Chapel – Teachers College, Columbia University, Crown Center – Teachers College, Columbia University, 179 Grace Dodge – Teachers College, Columbia University, Symphony Space – Thalia Theatre, The Riverside Theatre – Riverside Church, Quad Cinema, and Schomburg Center. Let’s take a look at the Caribbean films being featured at this year’s festival: The Price of Memory by Karen Marks Mafundikwa Documentary Feature Jamaica | 2014 Sun, Dec.Read More