GALSEN- The language of souls.

A journey in search of identity for someone Afro-descendant, through the universal union of music. It is the story that brings the director Afro-spanish, Sergio Aparicio which will be their “opera prima”. We enter the heart of Africa, through different beings of light, where everyone will find their source of expression and communication to make us understand that when it comes to humans in different societies, at the bottom we speak of a single communication, “the language of souls”. A film recorded to bridge between Senegal, Gambia, Barcelona and New York…

The Water Will Carry Us Home

Through living ritual and stop motion animation, The Water Will Carry Us Home reveals the story of stolen Africans being thrown off the slave ship whilst sailing through the Middle Passage. Upon crashing in the waves, the unimaginable happens when mermaids dwelling in the waters save these spirits.

Judgment Day

In 2017 Jason Jones, a human rights activist filed an historic constitutional motion against the state, challenging colonial-era anti-homosexual laws in Trinidad and Tobago. The case opens up deep divisions between civil rights activists and politically powerful religious groups. One year later, Jason returns home from London where he now lives, to attend the court for the judge’s verdict. On the morning of the case, he wakes up wearily to the news that several LGBTQIA activists have received death threats overnight. Jason must face his opponents outside the Hall of Justice and inside the courtroom. Judgment Day explores emotive events on the day of the landmark ruling in the case Jason Jones v. the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago.

footnote: this case was subsequently cited in September 2018, in the Supreme Court of India when anti-0homosexual laws were struck down.

Liquid Gold: The story Of Rum in Barbados

The Caribbean island of Barbados is widely known as the birthplace of rum and in the early 1600’s it was the leading producer of rum in the world. This documentary seeks to investigate the discovery and history of rum in Barbados: how it shaped Barbados and where the rum industry stands in the 21st century and beyond.

Rockstone and Fire

A tribute to the century old Spanish-wall structures that dot Jamaica’s rural landscape in St. Elizabeth. The buildings hold memory, cultural connections and significance for the place and the people. Unfortunately, it is estimated that only 40-50 of these buildings remain.

March of the Mokos

This is the story of how an old African ritual, which found expression in Trinidad’s traditional Carnival masquerade became a dynamic form of social intervention, a fun hobby and created some of our most spectacular mas kings and queens. Through the efforts of Mr. Glen DeSouza, better known as Dragon, the dying moko jumbie stilt dancing practice received a revival as it spread throughout the country and abroad.

Antonio Norales: Garifuna Guardian

A Honduran-born man in the United States campaigns to keep alive the tradition of the Wanaragua dance of the Garifuna people. The dance memorializes the Garifunas’ three-decades-long fight against the British on the island of St. Vincent in the late 18th century, where they escaped the fate of enslavement. The Garifunas are a people descended from the intermingling of Africans and native Arawak Indians. They have their own language, music and religious practices.