Director: Shea Best
Country: Trinidad &amp Tobago
Year of Production: 2013
Total Running Time: 14 min
Language: English
Rating: PG


ABOUT THE FILM

“Darkie,” tells the story of a young, mixed-race Trinbagonian couple, Chris (Christopher Naranjit) and Britney (Bretney Romeo), who break up as Britney is about to permanently migrate. The film explores Chris’ attempts at “getting-over” Britney, as her memory haunts him on a daily basis.

It explores representations of masculinity in film, and unlike Laura Mulvey’s “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” the audience gets a glimpse of some “male instrospection,” as the film shares Chris’ thoughts in an effort to offer some insight into how men deal with a broken heart.

The film also addresses themes of racial plurality, multiculturalism and how people function harmoniously or not, within a space, i.e. Trinidad and Tobago.

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