caribBEING presents Flatbush Takeover III in collaboration with Sesame Flyers and Thenublk. This event will be held on September 6 and 13, 2014, from 4:00pm until “late” on the steps of Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church, located at Flatbush and Church Avenues in Brooklyn, New York.
This outdoor event includes features public art, performances, and screenings of Masquerade, a film about carnival in Trinidad by independent filmmaker Dalton Narine and the classic independent Jamaican film Rockers (1978) by Theodoros Bafaloukos.
With this event and others, caribBEING’s aim is to bridge the arts, entertainment and cultural gap by presenting culturally relevant and contextual programming in Central Brooklyn, with an emphasis on Flatbush. As Founder and Executive Director Shelley V. Worrell states, “The underrepresentation of Caribbean film in New York, prompts caribBEING’s Flatbush Film Festival to support the growth of Caribbean cinema by creating a platform and audience for deserving Caribbean filmmakers.”
caribBEING is a Brooklyn based non-profit whose mission is to build community through the lens of Caribbean art, film and culture, with a special focus on programming and events that reflect the diversity and creativity of the Caribbean Diaspora in, and around, the New York metro area.
[Photo above (Rockers), from http://www.cinefamily.org/films/jamaican-noir-the-cinema-of-dread/ (this site offers critiques and descriptions of many Jamaican films)]