Caribbean People with Colin Rickards

Caribbean People with Colin Rickards

Caribbean People with Colin Rickards

Filmmaker Euzhan Palcy gives back

By Colin Rickards

When award-winning filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon announced her intention in 2005 of staging a Caribbean-focussed film festival in Toronto I recall a naysayer commenting: “It won’t work. Frances-Anne is dreaming.”

The lady was wrong in her assertion, because, though on a modest scale, the first Caribbean Tales Film Festival did work, and worked very well. She was right — though not in the way she meant the phrase — that Solomon was “dreaming.” She was also making the dreams into realities: The 4th Caribbean Tales Film Festival — a four-day visual feast — ended last Sunday.
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