The organizers of the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase are scheduled to launch the fourth edition of the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase on Monday, October 22, with the Opening Film and Reception at Galleria 6, Thompson Boulevard, in Nassau, Bahamas. The event runs October 22 to 27, 2012.
The Showcase will feature eight shorts, two documentaries, and seven full-feature films representing such countries as The Bahamas, Venezuela, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Trinidad & Tobago. All screenings, which will be held at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and Galleria Cinemas West, are free and open to the public.
The films to be screened are: No Signal (Venezuela); Travelers (Dominican Republic); Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North (USA); Brooklyn Racine (Haiti/USA); Yo soy tumbero (Cuba); Catch a Fire (Barbados); Cheila una casa para Maita (Venezuela); The Loves of a Zombi (Haiti); The Amerindians (Trinidad); Blood (Jamaica/UK); Ticket to Paradise (Cuba); Old House (Cuba); Classical Steel (Trinidad & Tobago); The Promised Ship (Costa Rica); Barra-bas (Venezuela); and Rain (Bahamas).
The Bahamas Weekly writes:
“The Showcase, which selects and spotlights over thirty shorts, animations, documentaries, and full feature films produced around the Caribbean, has a primary objective of making the local population aware of the talent and creativity existing in the region in the film industry. The Showcase is presented at different times of the year in most countries of the Caribbean.
Owen Bethel, local organizer of the event as President of Bahamas FilmInvest International, indicated that he was pleased ‘with the inclusion in this edition of the film, Rain, produced in The Bahamas by local filmmaker, Maria Govan. While the film and filmmaker may already be well-known in The Bahamas, the selection of the film as a part of the Showcase means that Ms. Govan’s talent and story are now given additional exposure throughout the Caribbean. In time it is hoped that this will lead to the development of co-productions among filmmakers throughout the region, and the creation of stories on the screen that depict our common experiences and which have universal value and appeal.’”