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The Sound of the Time

Nico is a sound man who listens to and records conversations with soldiers from the past, but when he hears the voice of Andrés, a soldier who has survived several wars, he discovers a new empathy and decides to reach Andrés. Despite his efforts, Nico doesn’t succeed, however, listening to the death of Andrés, he experiences the inhumanity and pain of war.

Strictly Two Wheel

‘Strictly Two Wheel’ is an intimate portrait of a family-owned mechanic shop in rural Jamaica and a father’s love for his children and community. Bobo uses minimal resources to provide a medium for mobility and independence and imbues his children with the skills to maintain the craft of bicycle-building.

Still We Thrive

Speaking to the lion and the joy that lives inside every Black person, ‘Still We Thrive’ is a film about resilience and self-care in the face of global anti-blackness. Using a blend of archival footage and pieces to camera – from different times and geographical locations – Still We Thrive is a counterpoint to the traumatic and painful imagery which has dominated screens in recent times.

Pam’s Kitchen

A Trinidadian restaurant owner in Seattle battles mounting mental health struggles, racial tension and financial insolvency to try and keep her community-oriented restaurant alive during Covid’s rise.

King David

Nearly 40 years after Calypsonian David Rudder created history by winning every major title in one Trinidad and Tobago Carnival season – a feat that has never been matched – he talks about the five songs he considers the most impactful of his career.

Danaé

International Urban street artist, Danae Brissonnet, recently went to Puerto Rico to paint a mural at Santurce es Ley Urban Street Art Festival. Creating imagined worlds for the viewer, her work invites a deeper consideration into the power of symbolism, myth, and metaphor. Brissonnet’s art enforces connections between her work, herself, and the public in which it engages. Most importantly, her process is about becoming involved with kids in communities where she can tell stories of peoples, their land, and their culture. Wherever Brissonnet is creating there is likely to be a kid workshop, where she can share her experience and learn from the community to develop her particular art mural for each community location. She seeks locations where art is not accessible and finds importance in working with children to empower them to paint their stories with whatever materials they have. Brissonnet’s professional work is what enables her to travel to these conflict zones and rural communities. Leaving a colourful trace, her art has a feeling of accessibility as she visually translates her story, and that of others. Brissonnet’s work exists as an imprint.

Mafifa

Filmmaker Daniela Muñoz Barroso, who is almost completely deaf, takes a road trip in Cuba to learn more about a remarkable musician who died four decades ago, Mafifa. Barroso’s quest leads her on the trail of this enigmatic woman, and also makes her question her own head and heart.

Twa Fèy (Three Leaves)

Esther is 6 years old and lives a carefree life until her father abuses her. A small metal box appears in her life and it does not leave. While trying to get rid of it, she discovers her mother’s music box. But her mother doesn’t seem to see her daughter’s metal box, nor hers… until she meets Farah. Three Leaves: three women’s stories that explore the roots of identity, resistance and sisterhood.

Tabanca

Dampened by office life during a wet Vancouver winter, a genderqueer Trinidadian woman, Marlinn, misses out on the chance to celebrate Carnival season back home. Until, one night, they discover that the power of masquerade is within them no matter where they are.

Sugarcake

Damian Walker is mourning the recent death of his only child to cancer. Unwilling to carry on, he parks at the side of a desolate road, readying to shoot himself in the head. As he’s about to pull the trigger, there is a knock on his window – a prostitute named Sugarcake appears mistaking the car as another potential client. She is faced with an unexpected dilemma: should she save this stranger’s life?

The Sound of the Time

Strictly Two Wheel

Still We Thrive

Pam’s Kitchen

King David

Danaé

Mafifa

Twa Fèy (Three Leaves)

Tabanca

Sugarcake

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