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HEAT

Menelik Shabazz | Feature | 40 mins | 2017 | Barbados/Uk | English

Race and passion clash in tropical Barbados when a wealthy white man kills his wife’s black lover and expects to get away with it. This sets in motion a day of reckoning with the dead man’s wife who has evidence to destroy his empire of lies.

presented with the support of the Barbados Consul General

CaribbeanTales is proud to announce that the Barbados Consulate will honour and recognize these amazing Barbadians Menelik Shabazz and Cameron Bailey for their contributions to Film And Television.

After the screening there will be a special presentation MENELIK SHABAZZ in conversation with CAMERON

Cameron Bailey is a Canadian film critic and festival programmer, who has been the artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival since 2012. Born in London, UK, raised in Barbados and Toronto, Canada, Cameron Bailey graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an honours degree in English Literature.

Presenting the Excerpts from the Films of Menelik Shabazz

BURNING AN ILLUSION (excerpt)

Menelik Shabazz | Feature | 101 mins mins | 1981 | UK |  English

A young black woman in England becomes increasingly frustrated with her life with her lazy, demanding boyfriend, and with the help of friends seeks something better.

FEATURETTE ON MENELIK SHABAZZ

directed by Mary Wells; 10 minutes

Menelik Shabazz is a trailblazer in Barbadian film, laying the groundwork and the vision of how the industry can grow. This featurette takes a look at the life and the work of the man and his Legacy and what that means for the entire region.

LOOKING FOR LOVE (excerpt)

Menelik Shabazz | Feature | 116 mins | 2015 | UK | English | PG 13

This latest documentary of British-Barbadian film legend Menelik Shabaaz discusses what it means to look for love in contemporary society and the difficulties black men and women face in their search. Featuring spoken word artists, therapists, comedians, journalists and activists, alongside real and raw discussions among Black people (young and old), Looking for Love tries to dig to the heart of why love appears to be.