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New York Showcase Of Caribbean Shorts Highlights The Best Of The Diaspora, June 5, 2012

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CaribbeanTales is delighted to present some the best new films from around the region during Caribbean Week, on June 5, at 8pm, at the Marriott Marqui.

The Caribbean Diaspora’s most dynamic film festival group — with bases and events in Toronto, Barbados, and New York, and partnerships across the region and the globe — celebrates the unique voice of the Caribbean in all its shapes, incarnations and diversity, including culture, comedy, animation, sci-fi, diaspora stories, stories of cultural identity and multicultural relationships.



Christopher Guiness 11 mins T&T

Shortlisted for the international Vimeo Awards that will take place in New York June 7-11, this beautiful film follows the point of view of the protagonist Pothound (meaning street dog in T&T slang)  as she goes on an adventure, runs into adversity, and it all culminates with an unexpected twist of events.

Red Amber Green

Christopher Byfield 18 mins  2011 Jamaica

This charming first film – winner of the Best short film awards at the CaribbeanTales Film Festival, the Lignum Vitae Film Festival. and the Reggae Film Festival – depicts the lives of three Jamaican boys struggling to make ends meet  by working as vehicle window washers and street vendors when cars stop for street lights on the difficult streets of Kingston.

It’s a Fact!

Liesje Cole Pragnell 10 mins 2011 Barbados

The first in a series of animation shorts that encourages young people to think critically. This informative show is packed full of creativity and down to earth practicality.

A Day in a Bajan Life  – Ep 5  Izebo

Pelle Hibinette 13.5 mins  2011 Barbados

Local hero, rastafarian, artist, philosopher, Izebo is a homeless artist whose commissioned murals are seen all over the walls of Barbados. A Day in a Bajan life is a series of vignettes of Bajans spanning all races, classes, professions and pastimes.

Doubles With Slight Pepper

Ian Harnarine 2011   14 mins T&T/Canada

This multi award-winning short film is the winner of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Best Short Film award and the Genie Award (Canada’s equivalent of the Oscars) for Best Live Action Short Film. It follows the Dhani whose father left him with little more than a Doubles cart and broken promises for a better life in Canada. When the older man returns one Christmas with a request, old wounds linger.

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