Caribbean Cinema Nights at Hi-ARTS
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, we will be bringing Caribbean films to Harlem.
This is our last screening in the series. Reserve your seat now.
AUGUST 11 FILMS - Gritty and uniquely Caribbean stories.
by Kojo McPherson
STANDING When John channels his restlessness into resistance he learns first hand what it means to come against powerand what it means to have people power.
by Juan Francisco Pardo
ALTO VISTA Souls trapped in a moment, searching for love, satisfaction and forgiveness. Alto Vista is a place that not only unites a family, but also divides them, repeating their past and reflecting their future.
by Toni Blackford
CLEANING HOUSE, tells the story of Susan, an enigmatic young woman. At a glance, Susan is a quiet, pensive housecleaner who takes her job seriously. A single phone call is all she needs to clean up the mess and leave things pristine. But, initial impressions rarely, if ever, give the full scope of a personespecially in the case of Susan.
by Cristian Carretero
YOLANDA A single mother struggles to raise her children in the poverty stricken outskirts of Santo Domingo. She soon decides to risk it all and illegally immigrate in the search of a better life.
JULY 7 FILMS:
by Michael "Ras Tingle" Tingling
Michael, is the PARISH BULL!!! Confident, charming and without scruples, Michael is not afraid to make his bed, but he may be afraid to lay in it.
The Coming of Org Movie
by Davina Lee
THE COMING OF ORG, is based on short stories written by John Robert Lee, a Saint Lucian writer. They were adapted for the screen by his daughter, Executive Producer and Director, Davina Lee. The story takes a look at three different people who come face to face with their inner demons in three separate ways. The movie highlights Saint Lucian folk stories and music, with most of the dialogue in French Creole.
JUNE 30 FILMS:
Ori Inu In Search of Self
by Chelsea Odufu and Emann C. Odufu
Ori Inu: In Search of Self is a coming of age story about a young immigrant woman who must choose between conforming her identity and spirituality to the cultural norms of America or revisiting her roots in the Afro-Brazilian religion called Candomble.
by Nadia Charlery
TI COQ, tells the story of Josué, a roguish boy living with his grandmother. He has a pet rooster that he loves, and wishes to train him to become a dreaded fighting cock. A succession of unexpected events, however, looks set to frustrate his plans.
MAY 12 FILMS:
by Kareem Mortimer
PASSAGE, tells the story of a young woman and her brother fighting for survival while being smuggled into the US on a fishing vessel.
"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 grandsons move to America to be with his mother. Struggling with loneliness, and abandonment, audiences watch as Marjorie sacrifices her happiness for her grandsons 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. CaFAs work provides platforms for the exhibition, production, and distribution of Caribbean stories, worldwide.
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!
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