CARIBBEAN WOMEN'S SHORTS
Time & Location
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.