Amanda Sans Pantling | Short | 31 mins | 2016 | Jamaica | English | PG


Laura Facey


Paddlin’ Spirit is a short documentary film about the controversial jamaican artist Laura Facey, whose work explores the indescribable cruelty of slavery but also the resilient nature of the human being. Loved and hated in equal parts in her country of origin due to the the explicitness of her work, Laura Facey stands out for her denounce of the women ́s abuse and her own process of healing from her traumatic experiences.


Amanda Sans Pantling, director, screenwriter, journalist and producer. With a long trajectory in the world of journalism and television, in 2005 she debuted in documentary filmmaking with the series Una vida por delante, from which now I am preparing Frágiles, a feature film. Since then she has since written and directed the documentaries Vente a Las Vegas, nena!, El Banderas del porno, Icones, Tell the children the truth, Rebeca al desnudo, Paddlin´spirit and Songs of Redemption, awarded as Best Documentary at several international film festivals *. She has also worked as a screenwriter and script editor on many documentaries and have been Production Director and screenwriter in several TV shows. Occasionally, she works as a director in advertising. She has shoot in more than 50 countries. Currently she lives halfway between Barcelona and Jamaica, where she runs several fiction and documentary projects for the Caribbean. She is also the director of the Internacional Bycicle Film Festival Rueda from Barcelona and programmer of the short film cicle Ventanas al Mundo from Caixaforum.