Award-winning Barbadian filmmaker Lisa Harewood to hold chat at St. John’s University tomorrow


Award-winning Barbadian writer, director, and producer Lisa Harewood comes to St. John’s University in Queens tomorrow, April 10, to give the lecture “You’re Better Off Here” — a discussion of Harewood’s films and her creation of works with a global appeal.

The lecture, presented by the university and the Caribbean Writers Series, will be held in the Marillac Hall auditorium of St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway (at Union Turnpike), from 1:50 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Harewood — the creative power behind the 2010 award-winning feature film, “A Hand Full of Dirt” — also wrote and directed “Auntie,” a film examining migration, matriarchal kinship structures, and life in Barbados; and directed “Barrel Stories,” an interactive documentary which dealing with issues such as parental separation and migration.

Harewood holds a bachelor’s in Mass Communications from the University of the West Indies, a master’s in Creative and Media Enterprises from the University of Warwick in England and she’s currently pursuing a master’s in Documentary Production at the University of the West of England.

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