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Caribbean Calling Shorts Programme (Advised 15)

18 Sep
19 Sep 2021

Directed by


The Book Of Jasmine

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.
Line up:

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.

She Paradise
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.