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Generation Revolution |  Directed by Cassie Quarless (UK, 2016, 96 min.)

Generation Revolution | Directed by Cassie Quarless (UK, 2016, 96 min.)

Saturday, May 4, 2019
4:00 pm
Lavo Lanes, Calliste, St. George

Synopsis

Generation Revolution brings to screen the powerful story of a new generation of black and brown activists who are changing the social and political landscape in the capital and beyond. This feature-length documentary film follows an exciting new breed of organisations as well as the young Londoners that are part of them.

The London Black Revolutionaries, or ‘Black Revs’, have a predilection for dramatic, raucous, direct action: from sabotaging anti-homeless spikes; organising a die-in at the Westfield shopping centre to staging a “Black Brunch” against gentrification. Younger than the Black Revs, R Movement challenge the idea of the ‘Staid and Serious’ political activist. Having formed on social media, they’ve turned online debate into political action. Born out of irreconcilable differences with the Black Revs, The Black Dissidents are a new organisation intent on furthering the fight against oppression along the lines of race, class and gender.

The film vividly chronicles the evolution of our characters as they experience personal and political awakenings, breakthroughs and, at times, disillusionment. Generation Revolution offers a unique and original glimpse into the rewarding but difficult path that must be trodden in the struggle for personal, social and political liberation.


 
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Breaking The Cycle | Directed by Miquel Galofré (Trinidad, 2018, 70 min.)

Saturday, May 4, 2019
7:00 pm
Lavo Lanes, Calliste, St. George

Synopsis

Moving from victim to survivor, Camika, a mother of seven, shares her personal story of how she got the strength and voice to stop the cycle of domestic abuse in her home. Abandoned by her father and hurt by men now she works hard to help other victims of domestic abuse while she still struggles trying to repair the impact of the years of abuse on her children.


 
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Wax Print | Directed by Aiwan Obinyan, (UK, 2014, 01:37 min)

Saturday, May 4, 2019
4:15 pm
Deluxe Cinema Grenville, St. Andrew

Synopsis

Surprised to learn from her Nigerian grandmother that ‘traditional’ African wax printed fabrics were a colonial invention made in the UK and Holland, British-born filmmaker and fashion designer, Aiwan Obinyan, sets out on a journey across four continents to trace the two-hundred year history of this iconic textile.

From the intricate hand-crafted batiks of Indonesia to the cotton fields of North America and from European industrial mills to the bustling markets of West Africa, the story of how one fabric came to symbolize a whole continent, it’s people and their struggles.


 
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Lara and the Beat | Directed by Tosin Coker, (Nigeria, 2018, 02:17 min)

Saturday, May 4, 2019
12:00 pm
Deluxe Cinema Grenville, St. Andrew

Synopsis

Lara and the Beat tells the story of Lara and Dara Giwa who are orphaned heiress to a massive fortune, and Salome 'Mr Beats' Fregene, a local DJ and aspiring producer with big dreams of becoming a global star.

Lara’s 27th birthday celebration promises to the biggest society event of the year, but plans are cancelled when she and her sister Dara discover they have lost their entire inherited fortune due to tax frauds committed by their Uncle who happens to be the trustee to their estate.

This life altering incident has left the sisters homeless, and they move in with their childhood nanny, Mrs. Patience Minimah and her family. The events that follow over the course of the next few days reveal to the girls the true meaning of family, faith, hard work and independent ambition.

Lara Giwa’s failed attempt at securing a record deal leads to discovering her former driver; Sal, moonlights as a music producer. Sal helps Lara find the courage to pursue the dream of becoming a singer, while Dara seeks to find the truth of their lost fortune after a mysterious new player enters the picture in the form of a friendly acquaintance of their late fathers bearing gifts

For Lara and Sal, two people from completely opposite sides of the socio-economic tracks, discover all a person truly needs in life is love, family, and the relentless grit to fight for one's dreams.


 
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Panorama: Jamming to The Top | Directed by Christine Shaw, (USA, 2018, 73 min)

Saturday, May 4, 2019
2:30 pm - Lavo Lanes, St. George

2:45 pm -Deluxe Cinema Grenville, St. Andrew

Synopsis

Panorama: Jamming to the Top follows the journey of several steel bands in NY as they prepare to compete in an annual steel band competition that’s held behind the Brooklyn museum, known as Panorama.

The story is all about the journey. It’s about this vibrant community in Brooklyn and how much they love steel pan. Through their preparation for Panorama, we see how their love and passion helps them to overcome several challenges and obstacles facing the pan community in Brooklyn.

Panorama: Jamming to the Top will give viewers a whole new appreciation for the steel bands that do and do not make it to the Panorama competition. It will give audiences a behind the scenes look into the lives of a modern day pan player and the sacrifices they make to play pan in their community.

Over 30 pan players and supporters participated in this documentary.


 
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Home Invasion | Directed by Andy Smart, (Trinidad, 2018, 40 min)

Saturday, May 4, 2019
7:00 pm
Deluxe Cinema Grenville, St. Andrew

Synopsis

State Prosecutor Nathan Barr is spearheading an investigation into corruption by Ian Clarke, a prominent Member of Parliament. In an effort to prevent the investigation moving forward, Ian hires goons to retrieve critical evidence from Nathan’s home.


 
Back to Natural |  Directed by Gillian Scott-Ward, (USA, 2017, 69 mins)

Back to Natural | Directed by Gillian Scott-Ward, (USA, 2017, 69 mins)


Saturday, May 4, 2019
12:00 pm
Lavo Lanes, Calliste, St George

Back to Natural reveals the emotional and shocking truth about hair, politics, and racial identity in Black communities and beyond.

Directed by New York City based Clinical Psychologist Gillian Scott-Ward, this film is a powerful call for healing that takes a grassroots approach to exploring the globalized policing of natural Black hair. Filmed in New York City, Philadelphia, Paris, And Cape Town, this documentary explores universal aspects of the Black experience and the "New" Natural Hair movement.

Join us on this journey of discovery and enlightenment while celebrating our history and natural styles that are taking the world by storm. 


 
Not Black Enough  | Directed by Tracey Anarella | (USA, 2015 01:22 mins)

Not Black Enough | Directed by Tracey Anarella | (USA, 2015 01:22 mins)

Sunday, May 5, 2019
2:30 pm
Lavo Lanes, Calliste, St. George

Not Black Enough is a film about class warfare and the cross-tides that African-Americans are dealing with within the black community. The film takes a sometimes humorous, always personal, brutally honest and insightful look into a seldom-explored phenomenon that is pervasive in the black culture- The ostracizing of blacks for being Not Black Enough.

Not Black Enough, a feature length documentary, will explore the reasons behind this practice of fear and loathing internal to the black community.