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“Culture Clash,” a feature length documentary by Jean-René Rinvil, was released on Studio Anansi Tv, today.  The film, which premiered in 2014, received the Best Documentary Award at the Haiti Movie Awards.  It has also screened at the 2014 Belize International Film Festival and 2015 Chicago Caribbean Film Festival. SYNOPSIS: CULTURE CLASH filled with riveting interviews of second-generationCaribbean immigrants and the challenges they face in holding to their family heritage while embracing American culture. One of the challenges children of immigrants face in America is translating for their parents and having toRead More
“IN BETWEEN LIFE,” Sharon Lewis’ 7th short film, was released on Studio Anansi Tv, today.  The film tells the story of Mona, the owner of a props store, who is unwittingly interrupted by two of her closest friends, as she is about to commit suicide.  The film was an official selection in the San Diego Black Film Festival (San Diego, CA), Capital City Black Film Festival (Austin, TX), Reel World Film Festival (Toronto, Canada) and the Pan-African Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA). The filmmakers, Sharon Lewis and Melanie Nicholls-King, areRead More
John Ambrose Kenwyn Rawlins was an ordinary man of modest means. He was a great father, grandfather and husband; an obedient public servant. Yet the most vivid part of his life was lived in was a small workshop beneath his house. In there, at the end of his workday, he made things. From simple push toys to elaborate 1/16th scale waterline battle ship models and dockyards, miniature furniture and dolls houses, he painstakingly constructed everything from scratch, sometimes spending upwards of a year on a single model. Smallman is anRead More
Nadia Charlery Filmmaker “ENTRE DEUX” Martinique Watch “ENTRE DEUX” now! “ENTRE DEUX,” was released last week on Studio Anansi Tv. A man is alone in a wasteland, when a phone in a booth rings … He hesitates, but finally picks up the phone. An unknown woman is talking, mistaking him for someone else …. We talked with Nadia a bit about her work, and filmmaking in the Caribbean, in general. CARIBBEAN FILM: In your own words, tell us what this film is about and why you chose to tell thisRead More
Friday, June 3, 2016 7:00PM Made in NY Media Center 30 John St, Brooklyn Buy your tickets here! Friday, June 10, 2016 7:30PM Guyana Arts & Cultural Center 2806 Newkirk Avenue, 2nd Fl Brooklyn Buy your tickets here! This month, we are bringing you two critically-acclaimed documentary films, made by filmmakers in Trinidad & Tobago – “My Father’s Land,” by Tyler Johnston and Miquel Galofre, and “Smallman,” by Mariel Brown.  Both films will at two different venues in Brooklyn. MY FATHER’S LAND Tyler Johnston and Miquel Galofre Documentary Feature Bahamas/HaitiRead More
“ENTRE DEUX,” which screened at the 2013 Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, is now available on Studio Anansi Tv. Synopsis: A man is alone in a wasteland, when a phone in a booth rings … He hesitates, but finally picks up the phone. An unknown woman is talking, mistaking him for someone else … Watch the film: About Nadia Charlery Filmmaker Martinique Chronoprod Audiovisuals Nadia Charlery, is a French Director from Martinique. After graduating from ESRA (college of Media & cinéma) in PARIS, she decided to return to Martinique, to live andRead More
The Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam, is running this year from April 6-10, in Curaçao.  As in past years, the Festival features Caribbean films as part of the Yellow Robin Award Competition.  In cooperation with several regional film festivals and institutions, the Festival aims to use the award to encourage, support, and contribute to the careers of talented emerging filmmakers from the Region.  “The winner of the competition will receive US$ 10,000 and screening in the Bright Future program section of IFFR in the Netherlands, as well as priority access to one ofRead More
The 5th Festival Internacional de Cine Panamá, is taking place this year from April 7-13, in Panama City. The week long festival, one of the largest in Central America, has grown since inception, this year welcoming over 350 films and over 450 international guests, and has contributed to rise of Panamanian film. While the Festival showcases Spanish language and Panamanian films, there are also international (non-Latino) films and for the first time year, a Central-American and Caribbean film section. Caribbean Films: MURDER IN PACOT by Raoul Peck Narrative Feature | 2014 Haiti A coupleRead More
by Melissa Noel “Cristo Rey” is a Dominican drama set against the poverty of a Santo Domingo slum where many undocumented Haitian immigrants violently clash with Dominicans. The film tells the ill-fated love story of Janvier, a teenager often unfairly treated because of his mixed Haitian-Dominican descent and Jocelyn, the sister of a local drug kingpin he’s hired to protect. Although forced to take this job for quick cash to get to his mother who was deported by police to Haiti, Janvier and Jocelyn end up falling in love. They plan to leave theRead More

Posted On March 7, 2016By Romola LucasIn Blog, caribbean, caribbean film, Studio Anansi Tv


“SHAN,” is a portrait of a young Trinidadian dancer at the Universoul Circus, which tours the USA. This experimental work follows Shan backstage and on stage, moving between darkness and light, as she prepares to pass under the limbo stick, reflecting on her past, present and future. Documentary Short | 7 mins | 2014 | Trinidad + Tobago | For General Audiences More about Maya  Read More