Film: AfroPoP Presents the Online Premiere of Mariel Brown’s “Smallman”


The short film Smallman (described as a gem-of-a-short and directed by Mariel Brown) is being featured on as part of a curated series for Caribbean Heritage Month. Smallman’s online premiere began on June 24 is now on view. [Also see previous post New Film: Mariel Brown’s “Smallman—The World My Father Made”.]

Description: John Ambrose Kenwyn Rawlins was an ordinary man of modest means. He was a good father, grandfather and husband; an obedient public servant. Yet the most vivid part of his life was lived in was a small workshop beneath his house. In there, at the end of his workday, he made things. From simple push toys to elaborate 1/16th scale waterline battle ship models and dockyards, miniature furniture and dolls houses, he painstakingly constructed everything from scratch, sometimes spending upwards of a year on a single model. Smallman is an exploration of the worlds, both real and imagined, that Kenwyn Rawlins made, as told by his son Richard.

AfroPoP is a project of the National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC); this documentary strand deals with an assortment of contemporary black issues.

Click here to start watching now!

You can also check out the new Smallman website, which includes bios of the crew and some gorgeous photographs of JKR’s models and toys.

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