Macaroni Kid Trinidad, an organisation dedicated to helping families reconnect, and the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff), presented by Flow, are coming together to present a number of film screenings, this Sunday 14 August at the St Anthony’s College grounds in Westmoorings.
The screenings will form part of Macaroni Kid Trinidad’s first annual family day, entitled Raising Hope. The event begins at 11am and ends at 6pm.
Films from past editions of the ttff will be screened. First, there will be a number of short animations out of Kenya, from a series known as Tinga Tinga Tales. These charming English- language shorts are centred around various African creatures, and tell such stories as how the elephant got its trunk and why the giraffe has such a long neck.
Following Tinga Tinga Tales will be Turtle: The Incredible Journey, a beautiful documentary that follows the life of a green turtle from its beginnings as a hatchling on a beach in Florida, across the Atlantic ocean, then back across the seas to the Caribbean.
There will also be a short preview of some of the children’s films to be screened at this year’s ttff, which takes place from September 21 to October 04.
“We thought having ‘a screen’ at Raising Hope to draw the kids and adults in, to share different cultural experiences, was important,” said Nicole Greene, founder of Macaroni Kid Trinidad. “Partnering with the ttff and connecting on that level is important to us.”
In addition to the film screenings, Raising Hope will feature storytelling, games, races, live music and much more. Admission is $50 for adults, and free of charge for children under 12 years of age. 95% of all the day’s proceeds will go to charity.
For more information on Raising Hope and Macaroni Kid Trinidad, visit www.trinidad.macaronikid.com.