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My Father’s Land

My Father’s Land

Papa Jah, a Haitian gardener, has spent the last forty years in the Bahamas, living in a marginalised community named the Mud. When news arrives that his 103-year-old father has taken ill back in Haiti, Papa Jah fears he may not see him before he passes. Papa Jah travels back to Haiti, to his family’s small village on the island La Tortue, to reunite with his father, hopefully before it is too late.

Title:

My Father’s Land

Director(s):

Miquel Galofré, Tyler Johnston

Year of Release:

2015

Region:

The Bahamas, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago

Language:

English, Haitian Creole, Spanish, with English subtitles

Type / Genre:

Documentary Feature

Runtime:

52 minutes

Rating:

GA

Showtimes:

Sun 20 Sept, 4.00pm, MovieTowne POS Q&A
Thu 24 Sept, 3.00pm, MovieTowne Tobago
Thu 24 Sept, 3.00pm, UWI Q&A
Fri 25 Sept, 1.30pm, MovieTowne POS Q&A
Mon 28 Sept, 8.00pm, MovieTowne Tobago

World Premiere


About the Director(s):

Miquel Galofré, Tyler Johnston

Miquel Galofré is from Barcelona, Spain. His previous, award-winning documentaries are Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast? (ttff/09), Hit Me with Music (ttff/11), Songs of Redemption (co-directed by Amanda Sans, ttff/13), and Art Connect (ttff/14). He lives in Trinidad and Tobago.

Tyler Johnson is a Bahamian-American filmmaker and artist living in Trinidad and Tobago. He is the director of the short documentary Five Bones (ttff/12).

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