Wednesday, March 6, 2013

UofT's Caribbean Film Festival, March 7-8

On March 7th and 8th the Caribbean Studies Students Union (CARSSU) and the Cinema Studies Students Union (CINSSU) will be hosting the first-ever Caribbean Film Festival at the William Doo Auditorium on U of Tʹ St. George Campus.

This festival will showcase documentaries and narrative films that pertain to the Caribbean region, its diaspora, and will traverse a number of topics that delve into gender, race, ethnicity, popular culture, politics, sustainability of the environment, as well as the standing legacies of colonialism that still haunt the Caribbean. Our current line-up includes films with stories and histories from Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad. Prior to screening each individual film, an introduction will be made to the film and followed by a brief Q + A discussion with the director.

Our goal for this festival is to increase the accessibility and viewership of Caribbean-based films not only to its diaspora or within the University realm, but to the wider public. Moreover, we hope to portray the unique and differing inter-island narratives and perspectives. Please come out and support us in retelling and relaying our Caribbean stories and histories! It is a FREE event! Doors open at 5:30pm and screenings start at 6pm sharp.

March 7th, 2013
6:00 The Shouters and the "Control Freak” Empire
6:45 The Story of Lovers Rock
8:30 Doubles With Slight Pepper
9:00 Chinee Girl
10:00 iRasta

March 8th, 2013
6:00 Caribbean Skin, African Identity
6:55 The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song
8:15 The Chiney Shop / Half
9:30 Dominica: Charting a Future for Paradise

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