Faced with a precarious economic situation and poor standards of living, a group of friends initiate a plan to leave the Dominican Republic, illegally, by boat. One Way Ticket is based on actual events that occurred in September 1980, when several Dominicans were suffocated inside a container ship, the Regina Express.
Bottom in De Road
With wit and humour, Bottom in de Road explores “bottom power”, offering analysis of the female bottom as seen through the gaze of the Caribbean man. The role of the bottom in expressing freedom and as a source of religious controversy are also considered.
Nelsa, 76, and her son Vladimir, 37, who has Down syndrome, share a tiny room in an apartment building in Havana. Vladimir is the only one to care for Nelsa; Nelsa is the only person to watch over Vladimir. Every day Nelsa wanders the streets in search of her only child, who prefers to play cards and drink rum with the local men rather than spend time with his mother. When Nelsa falls gravely ill and goes to hospital, Vladimir is left in a precarious position.
Stories of Our Lives
In 2013, a Kenyan collective called the Nest began recording and collecting testimonies of people in the country identifying as LGBT. After several months of touring the country and collecting hundreds of vivid, compelling stories, the Nest decided to turn some of these stories into films. Part human drama, part political protest, part visual poem, Stories of Our Lives is an unforgettable anthology of five short films that characterise the queer experience in Kenya.
In a Mauritian prison in the early seventies, Kalot, who has been sentenced to death, awaits the hangman. One day, a prison officer comes to announce his execution the next morning at dawn. Kalot begins to get lost in his memories.
Haitian farmer, Alfred Avril, is one of the last remaining masters of tire machèt, the martial art created by enslaved Haitians to fight Napoleon’s armies. Teaching about the practical and spiritual value of the machete—both a weapon and a farmer’s key to survival—Avril provides a link between his country’s past and its present.
After experiencing a number of difficulties in her personal and professional life because of her gender, Nadia, a black, Christian, transgender individual, decides to pursue her dream of becoming a singer.
Our Soul Turned Inside Out
Our Soul Turned Inside Out looks at the traditional mas characters of Carnival and the psychic impulses behind them. These characters include blue devils, jab jabs, midnight robbers and stick-fighters. Through them a depth of conflict is seen: physical and verbal aggression, negotiation and sublimation. The film explains how this has changed and why.
One day, Death, who lives alone in a wasteland, receives an unexpected visitor.
Entity is a science‐fiction tale about being lost in space and careering, out of control, towards an unexpected and unknown destination.
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