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FFrances-Anne Solomon | Drama | 2007 | Canada | 101 min | HD | English IMDb  |  Website

In Frances-Anne Solomon’s elegaic A Winter Tale, six Black men, all patrons at Miss G’s Caribbean TakeAway Restaurant, form an ill-fated support group in an attempt to salvage their broken spirits and beseiged community, following the local shooting death of a young child.

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.

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Frances-Anne Solomon | UK | 50 mins | Short Documentary | 1990 | English

SYNOPSIS An extraordinary video based on Grace Nichols’ collection of poems that chronicles the history of slavery through the eyes of Caribbean women, it is a striking combination of monologue, dance, and song – griot-style – that conveys a young African woman’s quest for survival in the New World. The poems are performed by two narrators. The first, played by Adjoa Andoh, is a young girl, painfully trying to come to terms with her enforced reality. The second, Leonie Forbes, is a mature woman who has seen and survived all. The dramatic narration is juxtaposed with dance sequences performed by Malisha Adlum, Eusebia Suffren and Steve Wright, along with archive stills of enslavement and revolt. Awards: Gold Award for Television Performing Arts, New York International Film & Television Festival Best Feature Documentary (BBC Radio Version), Sony Radio Awards. Most Innovative Radio Feature (Nominated), Prix Futura

Frances-Anne Solomon | UK | 92 mins | Feature Film | 1997 | English

SYNOPSIS A romantic comedy set in a Chinese laundry in Liverpool in 1962. Like the character of Peggy, the film is a small gem and there is much more to it than meets the eye.

The main character, Peggy (Pamela Oei) yearns for romance and wants to be married, these are the men she encounters. Oei makes a seemingly plain girl into an interesting, vital personality.

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Frances-Anne Solomon | UK | 25 mins | Short Documentary | 1993 | English

SYNOPSIS It took the War Office two years of infighting to allow Caribbean women of colour to join the ATS, a branch of the British Army. Five of these women get together again some 50 years after they were among 300 West Indian women who came to Britain to serve in the war so that male soldiers could leave their desk duties to go to the Front. Solomon’s upbeat film makes good use of some truly appalling War Office internal memos. The documentary also uses archival footage and still photographs of these young women looking astonishingly exotic in foggy wartime London. These five friends settled in England afterwards, one to become a Head Teacher while another became a midwife.

A young woman from England goes to Trinidad to bury her father. Reluctantly she agrees to meet her mother, whom she thinks abandoned her when she was a child. Her mother tells her stories that reveal her parents troubled and violent marriage and she is forced to face the truth. What My Mother Told Me is one of the few works produced by a Trinidadian woman that deals with the survival strategies of middleclass Caribbean women. Exquisitely beautiful and profoundly moving, it is a dramatic journey towards self-discovery.

Frances-Anne Solomon | UK, Trinidad & Tobago | 1995 | 57 min | SD
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