Legacies of Race

Screening Block includes:
SHORTS PROGRAM: Short Drop
FEATURE PRESENTATION: Before the Trees Was Strange

DATE/TIME: 09/13/2017, 8:45pm
ADDRESS: Royal Theatre, 608 College St


 

Maya Cozier | Short | 28 mins | 2017 | Trinidad and Tobagoa | English | PG 13 Explicit Language


ABOUT THE FILM

A lonely, elderly man gets mistaken for a taxi driver while on a drive through the busy streets of Port-of-Spain. What follows is a long day of reckoning with memories, friendships, and revelations about the society of Trinidad and Tobago.

DIRECTOR


Heading to the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Maya Cozier first planned to study photography, but quickly switched her major to film. Her thesis project, Short Drop, shot in Trinidad and using local actors (including veteran Albert Laveau), won an award from SVA, and has been appearing at film festivals. Meanwhile, now graduated and back in Trinidad, Cozier is working on a feature-length screenplay which she hopes to produce in 2018.