Screening Block includes:
SHORTS PROGRAM: Sorf Hair
FEATURE PRESENTATION: Pimento and Hot Pepper - The Mento Story
DATE/TIME: 09/14/2017, 6:15pm
ADDRESS: Royal Theatre, 608 College St
Shari Petti | Short | 24 mins | 2017 | Trinidad and Tobago | English | PG
Sorf Hair is my second year documentary film which took roughly a month to shoot, edit and grade. I decided to tacke this topic and plan the execution of this Documentary in November of 2017, since I’ve always had a love hate relationship with my hair due to how people have treated me in the past and currently, specifically because of my hair.
Shari Petti: Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Gervail Lemo-Cinematographer, Gaffer
Amanda Mendes- Cinematographer
Omar Jarra- Production Designer
Sinead Hamel-Smith- Production Designer and Sound
Alan Chan- Sound
ABOUT THE FILM
People with kinky/curly hair have been the butt of every hair joke worldwide for centuries. From name calling, discrimination across all platforms, lost opportunities and more, these issues tend to take a toll on the lives of naturals around the globe. Sorf Hair explores the natural hair experience in Trinidad and Tobago as several people from all walks of life and different hair textures unearth their stories, challenges, and give their point of view on how and why naturals are treated the way they are in the space.
Shari Petti: Shari Petti is currently pursuing her BA in Film at the University of the West Indies, St.Augustine campus. She worked both as an actress and as a Production Assistant on television commercials and films such as Bazodee, Play the Devil, The Cutlass and more and is currently producing, directing and shooting a docu-web-series found on YouTube called “Small Lime” which features young Caribbean people as they speak about issues affecting them in their space.
Ms. Leslie Ann Wills-Caton is the Managing Director of a film and event production company called FIXERfilm Limited in Trinidad and Tobago. She opened FIXERfilm Limited in 2014 when she realized the need for a full management company to fill the niche gap in the film industry. FIXERfilm Limited provides logistical and administrative services for the film industry and offers film management from pre-production to post production.