Reel Human Rights Films

Each year since it’s inception in 2006, the trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) has been consciously highlighting human rights through films, panels and presentations. On Sunday, September 23, ttff will partner with Grundlos Kollektiv to present ‘Activism Day’, dedicated to discussions and screenings related to LGBQTI, gender, domestic and social issues. (Read more »)

Judgement Day

Documentary Short / Director: Francesca Hawkins
In 2017, Jason Jones, a human rights activist sued the state over colonial-era laws that criminalise sexual relations between consenting adults of the same sex. Judgement day is a short documentary that follows emotive events on the day of Justice Devindra Rampersad’s landmark ruling in the legal case, Jason Jones v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago. April 12, 2018, was D-Day for Jason, the LGBTQIA coalition and the supporters of these laws gather outside the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain to await the judgment.

I Choose You

Narrative Short / Director: Siobhan Millette
Seven-year-old Taylor is a child of divorced parents once living comfortably between their two homes. A breakdown in the dynamics of the relationship between his parents results in Taylor now being tasked with choosing the household he wants to live in permanently; a monumental responsibility for such a young child.

Please See Attached

Narrative Short / Director Andrei Pierre
Young and noble Maurice is a Shoe-in to be St. Lucille’s next Vice Principal, however, when the school board steps in to make changes, his alliances come into question and he’s left to make some bold decisions. The film is meant to be a conversation piece; a door opening on little mentioned issues of civil injustice and basic human dignity; of what real friendship means, and the hypocrisy of the well-intentioned and also funny.

Reel Human Rights Films


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Francesca Hawkins | Siobhan Millette | Andrei Pierre


Sat 22 Sep 2018, 8.30pm,

Sun 23 Sep 2018, 3.00pm, 'Judgement Day', 'I Choose You', and 'Please See Attached'

Francesca Hawkins

Francesca Hawkins

Francesca Hawkins works in television news and audiovisual production. She studied film at UWI St Augustine and worked on Seige, the student documentary about hostages held at TTT during 1990’s attempted coup in Trinidad and Tobago, winner of the ttff/09 People’s Choice Award.

Siobhan Millette

Francesca Hawkins

‘I Choose You’ is Siobhan Milette’s sophomore short film. Her many filmmaking attributes including directing, producing and writing.

Andrei Pierre

Francesca Hawkins

Andrei Pierre graduated from the University of the West Indies in 2015 with a BA in Film Production and one in Communication Studies. He is a head writer and content developer on video campaigns for a local social media firm. Bringing drama to the screen is his life’s purpose.

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