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Thu, 19 Nov



Caribbean Calling at Derby Film Festival

A selection of five recent shorts from the region presented by the Derby Film Festival and curated by The Twelve30 Collective. Streaming in the UK only 19 - 25 Nov. Tickets £5.

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Caribbean Calling at Derby Film Festival
Caribbean Calling at Derby Film Festival

Time & Location

19 Nov 2020, 00:00 GMT – 25 Nov 2020, 00:00 GMT


About the Event

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, presented by Derby Film Festival and curated by the Twelve30 Collective, it offers a valuable, nuanced understanding of the region and its diaspora.

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

Dir: Julien Silloray | Guadeloupe | 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.

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