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Interpretations of “N” Words (UK)
Nigel (black male) has no idea why his girlfriend Lorraine (white female) calls him the n word. Worse thing is that Sigmund Freud might prove that it's Nigel’s fault. This film focuses on the use of the n word in black culture and questions the affect it has on society.
Dir. Kiel Robinson
Desperate to find a way out, a college student is held hostage in his own home by a new technology.
Dir. Jeff Agenor
The Little Red Dress (Jamaica)
Samantha Rose is a little flustered about her new date. She doesn't know what to wear, how to style her hair, she's even worried about the food she cooked.
Dir. Nadya Raymond
Kekere deals with the theme of slavery, focussing on social memory.
Dir. Wagner Cinelli
A film based on the true story of the terrifying daring escape of Henry "Box" Brown, who used creativity to escape from slavery in 1849.
Dir. Wanjiru Njendu
Battledream Chronicles: A new beginning (Martinique)
Syanna, a young Caribbean girl, wakes up amnesic in an Afrofuturistic world where she has been enslaved by the global colonial empire of Mortemonde. Every day, she is forced to collect 500 experience points or XP for her master in the Battledream, a dangerous video game in which players die for real.
Dir. Alain Bidard
The Victor Daniels Project (UK)
Comedy show featuring comedy shorts about life in London, performed by some of the best comedians from the UK urban comedy sector.
Dir. Victor Daniel
Conversation With A Junkie (USA)
Music video for Chief Lion's Conversation With A Junkie.
Dir. Chris “Pencil” Windfield
Abeeku and the MaroonS (Jamaica)
Set in 18th century Jamaica, an escaped slave tries to free his pregnant sister from McNab's cane plantation. They are forced to separate when they are attacked by guardsmen. Abeeku must find the freedom fighters called the Maroons to help him find and rescue his sister once again.
Dir. Kevin Jackson
Mind's Eye (Netherlands)
Colonialism has caused identity crisis in many ways over indigenous people in various continents. To release ourselves from mental slavery, we have to respect and understand the heritage of our ancestors.
Dir. Angelo Ormskerk
Inspired by East African folklore, 'Majitu' follows a lonely woman over a single weekend as she begins to suspect that her mysterious neighbour is a wanted killer, only to discover a much stranger truth.
Dir. Mary Waireri
The Last Taboo (USA)
An ode to Toni Morrison's, "The Bluest Eye," and based on a true story. The Last Taboo explores the themes of colourism and unrequited love through seventeen year old Jonathan, who goes mad after suffering intolerable rejection, humiliation, and pain.
Dir. Emily M. Blake
Going Down (Jamaica)
Going Down is a drama set in a hotel elevator in present day Kingston, Jamaica.
Dir. Mezan Ayoka
Know Me So Well (USA)
When a Londoner Brooklyn-dweller woman in her late-twenties, realizes her relationship has run its course she must decide to follow her gut or explore a new romance, which sends her on a journey of self-love, regret and heartbreaking consequences.
Dir. Starr Nathan
GUMMI BEAR (USA)
Gummi Bear is a story about a brother and sister who learn the extent of their autonomy through a series of everyday occurrences on a day of these kids just trying to be kids.
Dir. RJ Dawson