Derby Film Festival Presents
A showcase of new and recent shorts from the region. The digital revolution has seen a blossoming of Caribbean filmmaking, but these films remain mostly unseen in the UK, leaving potential audiences underserved. Caribbean Calling seeks to address this. A dynamic and diverse selection of short contemporary fiction films from the islands, curated by the Twelve30 Collective (@twelve30coll), it offers a valuable, nuanced understanding of the region and its diaspora. Click 'Tell Me More' for info on the titles included. AVAILABLE 19 - 25 NOVEMBER.
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
Dir: Julien Silloray | Gaudeloupe | 2013 | 22 mins
French with English subtitles
BB is an old man in Guadeloupe. He lives in a shack on a plot of land from which he is set to be evicted. He despairingly seeks the help of Hilaire, a witch doctor. But Hilaire will cause a bigger mess for JBB than he’s already in.
£5.00 Online Rental
|Country of Origin||Various|
|Year||2012 - 2019|
|Language||English / French|