After they cycle through two steps back and one step forward again, the dangers of complacency are revealed and the reward that is nestled in perseverance is imagined. Conceivably this is the taste of Bonum.
On May 23, 2010 a joint police/military operation famously known as “The Incursion” was launched in the innercity community of Tivoli Gardens, Jamaica to capture the notorious drug lord Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke. This search climaxed in a deadly clash between the security forces, residents and supporters of Coke. Told from the perspective of the residents,
An estranged father and daughter come to terms with their frayed relationship during a tense road trip as they each limp towards the realization that neither of them is doing okay on their own.
Hearts of Steel is a fun, inspiring, compelling documentary film that follows a group of Toronto teenagers as they prepare and practise rigorously for a musical competition for steel bands. Along the way they learn leadership, commitment, trust, multi-cultural respect and the value of belonging to a musical family. The film captures their hard work,
Queen of Hearts is a short film about an omnipotent, black, supernatural Queen in a fictional Victorian kingdom. The film is a magical infusion of West African culture in a setting portrayed as European. It offers a creative glimpse into the life of a complex Queen whose world is shattered when she discovers that the
A little black girl plays with her white dolls until her grandmother reminds her what it means to be a woman.
Set in 18th century Jamaica, an escaped slave tries to free his pregnant sister from McNab’s cane plantation. They are forced to separate when they are attacked by guardsmen. Abeeku must find the freedom fighters called the Maroons to help him find and rescue his sister once again.
Once known as ‘The Pearl of the Antilles’, Haiti has become a place where many fear going and are just as eager to escape. However, a renaissance of sorts is underway. Young Haitians in the arts are working together to make their country the destination of the Caribbean. This film follows the story of the
As cities around the world catapult themselves into ‘World Class’, Global City status, we have to ask ourselves, “at what cost”? Not in my Neigbourhood gives the account of citizens on the frontline of the struggle against the intersectional nature of Gentrification from three seemingly World Class Cities. The film explores the effects of various
Ariane is convinced of an imminent asteroid impact with planet Earth, but without support from her boss, she decides to try and save the world herself. Can she do it alone?
A filmmaker daughter and her writer father navigate the conflicting issues of their relationship: ￼race and art, adoration and disappointment, success and failure. Until he dies and in her grief, she discovers that his poetry and prose transcend death, allowing her to hear his voice again and find a way back to herself.
Between 2005-2007 UN peacekeeping troops carried out several raids on Cité Soleil, a severely economically depressed neighbourhood of Port-au-Prince. Although the raids were specifically targeted against leaders of criminal gangs, scores of civilians were killed and many more injured. This film returns to Cité Soleil to examine the impact of those raids on the community
This documentary takes a look at the lives of four Japanese women who fell in love with Dancehall music and decided to move to Jamaica to build lives and careers. They also dismiss talks about cultural appropriation and profess their love for the island, the music, the people and the culture.