caribBEING presents the Heritage Film Series, starting tomorrow, June 13 at 2:00pm at the Brooklyn Museum Auditorium [3rd Floor]. Films being featured in the series include: Missing Melodie (Dir. Monique Cambell), Price of Memory (Dir. Karen Marks Mafundikwa), Doubles with Slight Pepper (Dir. Ian Harnarine), and PAN! Our Music Odyssey (Dir. Jérôme Guiot). All screenings are FREE with admission to Brooklyn Museum. See more information below:
Sunday, June 13 | 2pm | Brooklyn Museum Auditorium [3rd Floor]
Description: Brooklyn-based boutique non-profit, caribBEING presents Heritage Film Series as part of it’s Close(r) Encounters: The Caribpolitan Experience. In celebration of Caribbean Heritage Month, the series will include several award-winning films written and produced by Caribbean filmmakers. The series celebrates contemporary Caribbean cinema including special talk backs with note-worthy filmmakers from New York City, Puerto Rico, Trinidad + Tobago, and Jamaica. (See descriptions below.)
Caribbean-American Heritage Month recognizes the contributions people of Caribbean descent have made to the United States for many generations past and many to come. This June we are thrilled to celebrate contemporary Caribbean cinema with caribBEING’s Heritage Film Series fka Flatbush Film Festival in in the heart of one of the most important Caribbean communities in the world, Brooklyn, NY. As the first organization fully dedicated to Caribbean cinema in New York City, caribBEING will present five contemporary films; each of the programs will provide the public with an opportunity to engage firsthand with films and filmmakers from diverse backgrounds throughout the Caribbean and its Diaspora.
A young woman emigrates from Jamaica in hopes of reuniting with her mother but is sadly disappointed by the bitter reality.
Price of Memory Director Karen Marks Mafundikwa, 2014, 83 min.
Explores the legacy of slavery in Jamaica by tracing the movement for slavery reparations catalyzed by Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Jamaica in 2002.
Sunday, June 28 | 2pm | Brooklyn Museum Auditorium [3rd Floor]
Doubles With Slight Pepper—Director Ian Harnarine, 2011, 16 min.
Tells the story of Dhani, a young street-food vendor, as he reunites with his estranged father on Christmas.
PAN! Our Music Odyssey—Director Jérôme Guiot, 2014, 80 min.
Explores the history of steelpan music, from the banning of slave drum dances to the first Panorama in 1963, including the competition today. This screening is the film’s New York premiere. A musical performance follows.
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