CaFA Film Nights: Male directors, female leads

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A post by Peter Jordens.

CaFA Film Nights: Male directors, female leads

Friday May 23, 2014, 7:30 pm

Nicholas Variety, 570 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Three short films will be screened:

To the Night

by Kojo McPherson

Guyana, 2013

22 minutes

Drama

To the Night explores themes related to the life of a sex worker in Guyana. It is the story of a single mother’s financial and moral struggles to provide for her family. Upon realizing that sex work is threatening to tear her family apart, Camille attempts to find a new line of work, coming face-to-face with, perhaps, a harsher set of economic realities.

Passage

by Kareem Mortimer

Bahamas, 2013

15 minutes

Drama, action

A twenty-year-old Haitian woman, Sandrine and her thirteen year old brother Etienne are being transported from Haiti to the Bahamas in the hold of a dilapidated wooden vessel filled with several other immigrants in search of a better life. When her brother takes ill, she must use her smarts and strength to avoid him being thrown off the boat and save his life.

Passage has won several awards, including Best Short Film at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, Director’s Choice at the Portland Maine Film Festival, and Open Category winner at Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Grand Bahama.

Broken

by Courtney Everette, Demedrius Charles

St. Lucia/USA, 2013

Comedy, drama, family

Broken tells the story of Lisa’s emotional journey as she tries to balance life, love and friendship while working, paying for school in New York City and maintaining a deadbeat husband on the island of St. Lucia.

Reviews at http://www.thevoiceslu.com/cannels/2013/june/08_06_13/BROKEN.htm and http://www.sym-magazine.com/article/broken-screenplay-demedrius-charles

Source: http://cinecaribes.com/cafa-film-nights-may-2014-edition-male-directorsfemale-leads

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