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Monk by the Sea

Monk by the Sea

Asta, born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, moves to Los Angeles, USA to start a new life, but upon arriving there, she loses a bit of her own identity in the form of her swimming ability. Desperate, she turns to her sister for advice.


Monk by the Sea


Elenie Chung

Year of Release:



Trinidad and Tobago



Type / Genre:

Short Narrative


16 minutes


No Rating


Mon 19 Aug 2019, 4.30pm, APA, Room 01 Q+A

Tue 20 Aug 2019, 2.00pm, UWI, Film Programme Q+A

World Premiere

About the Director(s):

Elenie Chung

Elenie Chung

Elenie is a film director/writer born in Trinidad and Tobago. As a semi-nomad, Elenie had lived in several states in the US before moving to Los Angeles where she is currently based. She is interested in films that stretch the boundaries of contemporary narrative cinema, bringing the everyday into sublimity and the unfamiliar to everyday. Her first film, Goldfish was screened in 2015 at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival. When she’s not at the cinema, you can find her in an art museum or gallery. She is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television MFA Film Directing/Production program.

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