World premiere, with filmmakers in attendance!
Saturday, January 31, 3pm
(Joanne Gail Johnson, Trinidad and Tobago, live action, 2014, 87 min)
Ages 9+. In English.
Sally, a 12-year-old girl orphaned by HIV/AIDS, needs to use her ingenuity to help her ailing grandmother, who is the only family she has left. Set in the lush Caribbean, the film has a universal message of how to thrive despite the odds, and face the challenges of displacement and loss with positivity and creativity.
Sally's way is not easyshe must battle bullies and integrate herself into the life of the household that has taken her in, a place her grandmother once worked as a maid. But along the way, terrified that she is about to be sent to an orphanage, she overcomes obstacles no 12-year-old child should have to face.
Notes for parents: This film, filled with the colors, music, and sunlight of Trinidad, provides great examples of the things kids can accomplish with determination and a little help from family and friends.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122