Foreign Film Festival

 

The Foreign Film Festival will feature the following movies with stories of global impact, including films from local producers and the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival:

 

Lisa Wickham- Forward Home: The Power of the Caribbean Diaspora.
Synopsis : A documentary film, shot in 9 countries, revealing the economic power of the people of the Caribbean Diaspora living in global cities; the significance of their contribution to their homeland, as travellers and entrepreneurs.
Type: Documentary
Director: Exec Prod: Keith Nurse | Director: Lisa Wickham
Region: Trinidad + Tobago
Year: 2011
Minutes Running Time: 50
Language: English
Rating: ALL AGES

 

Nothing Like Chocolate
Synopsis: CHOCOLATE IS a sweet treat with an often-bitter story — much of the world’s supply is made from cocoa harvested by child-slave labour. In Grenada, however, a revolution is taking place. This inspiring film looks at the remarkable Grenada Chocolate Company, a co-operative of cocoa farmers who make organic, ethical chocolate. Narrated by Susan Sarandon, Nothing Like Chocolate is a celebration of ordinary people building a better future for themselves, one chocolate bar at a time.
Type: Documentary Feature
Director: Kum-Kum Bhavnani
Region: Grenada, US
Year: 2012
Minutes Running Time: 67mins
Language: English
Rating: ALL AGES

 

Dal Puri Diaspora
Synopsis: AS A BOY growing up in Trinidad, Richard Fung loved dhalpuri roti. In this epic culinary quest he sets out to discover where this spicy flatbread was born. His journey takes him from the central plains of Trinidad to the Bhojpur region of India, and finally to the snowy streets of Toronto, Canada, where he now lives.
Eye-opening and richly enjoyable, this film is a fitting tribute to a majestic culinary invention that has travelled the world.
Type: Documentary Feature
Director: Richard Fung
Region: Canada, Trinidad + Tobago
Year: 2012
Minutes Running Time: 80mins
Language: Bhojpuri, English, English Subtitles
Rating: ALL AGES

 

Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution
Synopsis: The invasion of Grenada by US forces in 1983 echoed around the world and put an end to a unique experiment in Caribbean politics. What were the circumstances that led to this extraordinary chain of events? This comprehensive, gripping and revealing documentary tells the story of the Grenada revolution as never before. The film features extensive, previously unseen file footage, as well as old and new interviews with many of the key players of the time
Type: Documentary Feature
Director: Bruce Paddington
Region: Canada, Trinidad + Tobago
Year: 2013
Minutes Running Time: 150mins
Language: English
Rating: ALL AGES

 

Lost Years
Synopsis: An epic documentary touching upon 150 years of the Chinese diaspora in Canada, USA, New Zealand and Australia; covering four generations of racism as revealed through the journey and family story of Kenda Gee. Based on over 12 years of research and two-years in the making. Preliminary Screener RUN-TIME: (88 mins). Written by Anonymous
Type: Documentary Feature
Director: Kenda Gee, Tom Radford
Region: Canada, China
Year: 2011
Minutes Running Time: 88mins
Language: English
Rating: ALL AGES

 

Cool Runnings
Synopsis: Based on the true story of the First Jamacian bobsled team trying to make it to the winter Olympics.
Type: Feature Film
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Region: USA
Year: 1993
Minutes Running Time: 98mins
Language: English
Rating: PG

The Foreign Film Festival will be held on Monday, 7th October, and Tuesday, 8th October, from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

 

For more information, please contact:
Institute of International Relations
Ms. Marissa Guerra – Email: marissa.guerra@sta.uwi.edu | Tel.: (868) 662-2002 ext. 82624