Director: Kaz Ove
France/MartiniqueYear of Production: 2014
Total Running Time: 31 min
ABOUT THE FILM
“Du Bois” is a disturbingly haunting film…..like its title character ,who lives in a world of his own,vagrant and possessed.
This street character exerts a fascination with a female returnee to Trinidad. She offers him the milk of human kindness even as she is dealing with her own haunting, after the bloody and unexplained death of her partner in England. She has returned to the island to grieve and to heal, yet she is forced into more confrontations both with Dubois and preconceived notions of who is the saviour and who needs saving.
This film highlights class and race while having an overall presence of the spiritual in all it’s mystery.
London born Kaz Ové is the last of five children of acclaimed director Horace Ové.
Having lived in both Jamaica and Trinidad, Kaz studied at The University Of the Arts London: LCC, where he received a BA honours degree in film and video.
After graduating, Kaz worked as a director’s assistant with Hype Williams, Spike Lee and acclaimed promo director Jake Nava.
Kaz currently works as a freelance director, heading up all music video content for indie soul label Movement Records. After the completion of the short film Dubois,
Kaz is currently in development on his first feature film project.