Film and Talkback: "Auntie," a film by Lisa Harewood
In honor of Caribbean American Heritage Month in June, we will be screening the short film Auntie, written and directed by Lisa Harewood, a filmmaker from Barbados.
After the film, public historian Sandra Taitt-Eaddy will lead a talkback with the audience. Taitt-Eaddy is an educator and independent researcher who specializes in Caribbean genealogy and history.
The program is free and open to the public.
About the Film:
Auntie (Marcia Burrowes) is a middle-aged seamstress and respected caregiver in her rural Caribbean community. Twelve year old Kera (Che-Annika Mayers) is her latest ward, left in Aunties care when her mother migrated to England in search of a better life. Seven years later, the two have grown close and Auntie is confronted with the day she has long dreaded when the plane ticket arrives that will reunite Kera with her mother.
The film was made as part of the Commonwealth Shorts program. Out of audience response to the film, the Barrel Stories Project was created to record and share the stories of Caribbean parents and children affected by separation due to migration.
Questions? Contact Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager, at email@example.com.
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We're offering this program for free, but if you would like to make a donation to help the CHS keep history alive through this difficult time, please go to chs.org/donate.
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