Following our virtual screening at Derby Film Festival in 2020, we are bringing back this collection of great shorts from the region. The digital revolution has seen a blossoming of Caribbean filmmaking, but these films remain mostly unseen in the UK. A dynamic and diverse selection of short contemporary fiction films from the islands, curated by the Twelve30 Collective, it offers a valuable, nuanced understanding of the region and its diaspora. A great juxtaposition to No Place Like Home in looking at the way the Caribbean has seen interpreted on the screen.
Cross My Heart
Dir: Sontenish A. Myers | Jamaica | 2018 | 14 mins
An American teenager visits her family in Jamaica and uncovers a secret that changes the way she sees the people she loves.
Doubles With Slight Pepper
Dir: Ian Harnarine | Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, USA | 2012 |16 mins
When his estranged father returns from Canada unexpectedly, Dhani must decide if he will help save his father’s life despite their strained relationship.
The Book of Jasmine
Dir: Melanie Grant | Barbados | 2017 | 14mins
A young Spiritual Baptist undergoes the mourning ritual to seek guidance to suppress her desires for the woman she loves.
Dir: Maya Cozier | Trinidad and Tobago | 2019 | 14mins
A teenaged girl finds that becoming a glamorous soca-music dancer is a lot harder than she first reckoned.
A Home for These Old Bones (S)
Dir: Julien Silloray | Gaudeloupe | 2013 | 22 mins
French with English subtitles
When JBB, who’s set to be evicted from his property, seeks the help of a witch doctor, Hilaire, he finds himself in more trouble than he could have bargained for.