LAST STREET

After the controversial extradition to the U.S of the famous druglord Christopher ¨Dudus¨ Coke, chaos reigns in his former areas of control in West Kingston, Jamaica. Bands of teenagers kill each other for any little reason. Although violence in Jamaica is always portrayed as drug related, this film unveils a real truth which links a culture of violence to masculinity and shooting guns. Most of the young people from the ghetto don´t even know why they kill each other but they are trapped in this cycle of violence. Former gangsters from Denham Town, Dudu´s previous stronghold, have become violence interrupters, a type of mediators who attempt to put an end to this nonsense situation.

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.

Karukera Blues

“Karukéra Blues” takes the audience on an immersive journey around the Islands of Guadeloupe, delving into the concept of “home” in a post-colonial society from a diasporic vantage. The film depicts customs and tradition seldom witnessed by foreign eyes. The narration guides the experience, shifting between poetry and social commentary, exploring the archipelago’s colonial heritage with its social and cultural ramifications.

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.

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.

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.