Written and Directed by: Shaun Escayg TRT: 23 min (Trinidad & Tobago/USA) NOKA Keeper of Worlds is a coming of age story centered on an eight-year-old American boy named Gabriel. Gabriel suffers from a rare form of schizophrenia and like his now deceased grandfather, is a timid recluse. While at a wake in honor of […]
Written and Directed by: Derrick L. Sanders TRT: 16 min (USA) Desmond, an intellectual loner in a volatile high school, has devised a plan to reveal his affections to Aasha, the class beauty. He secretly writes her love sonnets, depositing them in her locker between classes. Then, in the midst of the day’s chaos, he […]
Directed by: Marcelo Machado TRT: 87 min (Brazil) (In Portuguese, with English subtitles) Tropicália tells the story of one of Brazil’s most significant cultural and rich artistic movements born in the late 1960s. From a collective of like-minded souls, ‘tropicália’ used music, poetry, theatre, and avant-garde visual art as a voice to confront the cultural […]
“Playground Politix” Written and Directed by: Doreen Spicer-Dannelly TRT: 10 min (USA) *Child Friendly A musically driven short film about all-American girls and boys battling through dance to claim their space at the playground. Stand up to bullies! Stand up for others!
Written and Directed by: Fernando Trueba Illustrator: Javier Mariscal TRT: 94 min (Spain/UK) (In Spanish, with English subtitles) Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with an extraordinary voice. Music and desire unite them as they chase their dreams and each other from Havana to New […]
Directed by Phillippe Niang (France/Haiti) in French and Haitian Creole with English subtitles. Feature: 195 min. including one 15 min. intermission. Toussaint Louverture is a two part, action-packed, epic film depicting the life of the Haitian leader who led the first successful slave revolt in world history, defeating Napoleon Bonaparte and winning independence for Haiti […]