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Sat, 19 Oct


Cambridge University

Caribbean Women's Shorts

A collection of short films by female Caribbean filmmakers screened for a Black History Month event at Hughes College, Cambridge University. Introduction and Q&A with Lisa Harewood.

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Caribbean Women's Shorts
Caribbean Women's Shorts

Time & Location

19 Oct 2019, 16:00

Cambridge University, Central Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3AX, UK

About the Event

As part of Black History Month,  join us at Hughes Hall as we screen a collection of short films by female Caribbean filmmakers. Our special  guest will be Lisa Harewood, a Barbadian filmmaker and producer. 

Film programme (Location: Pfeiffer room):

Auntie - 16 mins Director Lisa Harewood Auntie  is a middle-aged seamstress and respected caregiver looking after Kera  in a rural Barbadian community. Seven years after Kera’s mother has  emigrated to England in search of a better life, Auntie is confronted  with the day she has long dreaded.

Book of Jasmine - 14 mins

Director: Melanie Grant Jasmine  is a young Spiritual Baptist who must choose between her faith and her  sexuality. As she undergoes the mourning ritual to seek guidance to  suppress her desires for the woman she loves, she is taken on a  spiritual journey on which she finds the answer she has been looking  for.

She Paradise - 15 mins Set  within the contemporary Caribbean dance scene, a teenage girl struggles  to fit into a crew of soca dancers who present her with an opportunity  for friendship and escape.

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