Global Perspective (Documentary Shorts)


Jab Jab |  Directed by Thomas Harrad (Grenada, 2019, 5 min)

Jab Jab | Directed by Thomas Harrad (Grenada, 2019, 5 min)

Saturday, May 4, 2019
5:45 pm
Deluxe Cinema Grenville, Grenada

Synopsis

Jab Jab is a portrait of Grenada's annual J’ouvert festival. Every year, thousands of Grenadians congregate in the middle of the night to ‘play Jab,’ covered head-to-toe in motor oil as a powerful symbol of remembrance, celebration and defiance.


 
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The Walled City | Directed by Katrin Kocsis (Columbia, 2018, 20 min)

Saturday, May 4, 2019
5:50 pm
Deluxe Cinema Grenville, Grenada

Synopsis

The Walled City (Ciudad Amurallada) is a short documentary film which explores the daily lives of residents living within a marginalized neighbourhood of Cartagena, Colombia. It examines the distinct ways in which they engage with and perceive the spaces around their city, and how the presence of tourism affects these interactions. A community on the cusp of two worlds, the sound of airplanes carrying tourists passing overhead is a part of daily life, as the city's international airport begins just meters from the community's residential border. A short distance away is the Historic Centre of Cartagena, the focus of revitalization efforts for the purposes of heritage tourism. Despite their proximity to Cartagena's tourist-dominated center, locals are systematically excluded from participating in these spaces through economic and social marginalization alongside heavy policing. The film seeks to navigate complex power dynamics surrounding the interactions between various class and race relations found within the context of a highly transient tourist destination.


 
Bravado Magenta |  Directed by Bocafloja (USA, 2019, 26 min)

Bravado Magenta | Directed by Bocafloja (USA, 2019, 26 min)

Saturday, May 4, 2019
6:10 pm
Deluxe Cinema Grenville, Grenada

Synopsis

Bravado Magenta is a deep journey into body politics and colonized manhood. It offers a fundamental discussion in times where various forms of patriarchal violence reach the level of social epidemic around the world. A documentary like Bravado Magenta has the potential to trespass beyond the borders of academia and art house cinemas, making its value accessible within communities often invisible by hegemonic cultural industries.


 
Lugha ya Mama |  Directed by Mary Nyambura (UK, 2018, 8:10 min)

Lugha ya Mama | Directed by Mary Nyambura (UK, 2018, 8:10 min)

Saturday, May 4, 2019
6:36 pm
Deluxe Cinema Grenville, Grenada

Synopsis

Lugha ya Mama (meaning the Language of Mothers in Kiswahili) is a short documentary film exploring the stories of five women and their individual life experiences. Influenced by filmmaker Mary Nyambura’s upbringing of being Kenyan-British, she explains that it was on arriving in the UK, aged 4, that a curiosity of culture led to creativity. “I found it beautiful that I didn’t speak a word of English yet I felt part of an English community straight away”.  Progressing to study history at University highlighted for Mary the importance of learning from others experiences.“The history of Africa is very important to me. Looking at people from different communities and cultures and sharing my perspective on topics is something I’m interested in. I do it in regards to education, teaching and empowering people.”