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Nicole Brooks | Canada | 6 mins | Documentary | 2012 | English

SYNOPSISDance film that celebrates the lives of enslaved Africans. As they are released from their daily work, they gather to prepare and participate in Sunday worship in solidarity with their Ancestors and for the Orishas (revered deities in the Yoruba religion). Ase gives us a glimpse into this awe-inspiring service and in turn pays homage to those slaves who managed through terrible adversity to conserve a piece of their heritage and identity in song and dance.

Rachèle Magloire & Chantal Regnault | Haiti | 71 mins | Documentary | 2012 | English, French Creole, subtitled in English | PG | HD

Since 1996 and 2002 respectively, the United States of America and Canada have conducted a systematic policy of repatriation of all foreign residents who have committed crimes ranging from violent ones to petty theft. Every two weeks, about 50 Haitian nationals are deported from the United States; 40 percent are convicted legal residents who completed their jail sentence in America

For three years, filmmakers Rachèle Magloire and Chantal Regnault followed members of a unique group of outcasts in Haiti: criminal deportees from North America. A new life begins for these deportees in an environment that is both completely unfamiliar and quite hostile on an island that they left as very young children.

Many no longer have family on the island and speak little, if any, Creole. Some struggle with addiction and others are coping with mental illness. Most have very limited financial means with which to manage any sort of reintegration. Further, the Haitian people are generally less than welcoming as they know that these North Americans have committed crimes and view them with suspicion. Through a series of individual portraits, DEPORTED gives voice to the former offenders and their families.

Viewers are left to ponder the multifaceted impact of repatriation and whether it creates more problems than it solves.

An inquiry into the transformations of culture and place when a spiritually vivid past meets the intransigent reality of a Western city. Rastafarians Lyndon, I-Shaka and Elroy reinvent themselves as rude-boy rappers and small-time hustlers on the East End nightclub circuit. Will their dreams of celebrity be realized before the law catches up with them? There will be difficult choices to be made. Told through the eyes of the men themselves, the women who love them and the elders who guide them. Awards: Audience Award Freestyle Life Film Festival 2012; Special Mention, Aruba International Film Festival 2011; Bronze Palm award, Mexico International Film Festival 2010; Honorable Mention, COMMFFEST MADA AWARDS, Toronto. ‘Best MusicÕ nomination, Jamaica Reggae Film Festival 2012

Frances-Anne Solomon | USA | 34 mins | Documentary | 2012 | English

SYNOPSIS This documentary records the themes and outcomes of a Conference on Human Trafficking hosted by Duke University, October 11-13 2011. An intimate weekend of discussion and presentation that aimed to tease out some of the themes as well as the fallacies and myths that afflict this troubling phenomenon.

Produced by the Center for African and African American Research at Duke University. Executive Producer: J. Lorand Matory PhD; Associate Producer: Michaeline A. Critchlow Presenters include: Siddharth Kara, Robert Bach, Gunther Peck, Cindy Hahamovitch, Jacqueline Bhabha.

A Barbadian sitcom with international flavour.


SYNOPSIS:Sailbourne Entertainment ends Life and Times in the Caribbean then returns months later to persuade the Jones family to do a second season. Meanwhile Irving and Anderson, Angela’s mentally ill brother, join forces to get rid of a mouse which takes up residence in the Jones’ kitchen.

A Barbadian sitcom with international flavour.


SYNOPSIS:One of Irving’s childhood friends dies suddenly of a heart attack, forcing Irving to think about his life, his mortality and what would happen to his family if he died suddenly. Meanwhile Anderson is prescribed new medication which has unexpected side effects.

A Barbadian sitcom with international flavour.


SYNOPSIS:The Jones family, along with Anderson, Kirk and Ann-Marie are scheduled to go on a 7-day Caribbean cruise. However due to a miscommunication between Irving and Angela, the deposit was never paid. So they end up vacationing at a beach house.

A Barbadian sitcom with international flavour.


SYNOPSIS:As Tracy and Jason strive to define their relationship Jason wants to profess his love for her by giving her a ring.

A Barbadian sitcom with international flavour.


SYNOPSIS:It’s Angela’s class reunion and she and Irving take part in the activities. During the festivities Angela runs into an old flame and one of Irving’s secret admirers lets her feeling be known to him.

A Barbadian sitcom with international flavour.


SYNOPSIS:It’s Angela’s class reunion and she and Irving take part in the activities. During the festivities Angela runs into an old flame and one of Irving’s secret admirers lets her feeling be known to him.

A Barbadian sitcom with international flavour.


SYNOPSIS:Irving’s brother Willis and his fiancée Francine prepare for their wedding in the midst of intrusive in-laws and lovers from the past.

Christopher Laird | Trinidad & Tobago | 94 mins | Documentary Feature | 2012 | English

SYNOPSISTwo young, Trinidadian, internationally certified, multi-disciplined martial artists rediscover their roots in the unique Trinidadian martial art of kalinda (or stickfighting). The pair are accepted for mentorship by living legends of the art as they enter the potentially lethal arena of the Gayelle, which to them is a ring of liberation.