Starting at 7 pm | George Washington House
Short Films (in competition)
Christopher Guinness | 11 minutes | Trinidad & Tobago
shows the point of view of a street dog in relation to the world around her. It touches on subjects of a lack of common courtesy, hooliganism, homelessness, the pipe borne water supply problem, violence/ predatory behavior, racial stereotypes, wildlife conservation and displaced animals. The story takes the protagonist Pothound on an adventure where she runs into adversity, forms alliances and it all culminates with an unexpected twist of events.
Christopher Hodge | 12 minutes | Antigua | 2011
is the screen adaptation of one of Tameka Jarvis-George’s Poems of the same name. The poem was originally written many years ago, while she studied architecture in Toronto and had always been one of her favourites. Dinner is a sultry poem/movie that chronicles two young lovers on their quest to get home after a hard day’s work, to spend time with each other and have ‘Dinner’. It was produced by Cinque Productions, and directed by Christopher Hodge, who managed to capture the sights, sounds and tastes of Antigua, mixed in with Tameka’s tantalizing lyrics.
Joyce & Herman: In Stereo
Keston Neunie | 6 minutes | UK/Jamaica
Joyce & Herman: In Stereo
is an animated short starring a warm West Indian couple that now live in London. Joyce, 69 and Herman, 70 talk about their own experiences, arriving in1960s England by boat. They dispute what really happens when we die and spell out the things that matter most in life.
Feature Films (in competition)
La Hija Natural (Love Child)
Leticia Tonos | 95 minutes | Dominican Republic | 2011 (BARBADOS PREMIERE)
As a child, María was a simple and sensitive young girl with the strange habit of putting ladybugs in her mouth. After her mother dies in an accident, 18-year-old María decides to look for the father she has never met. She finds him living in a dark old house located in the middle of an abandoned banana plantation, which the locals claim to be haunted by spirits, living with an enigmatic Haitian as his only companion.
is a vibrant story about the universal search for oneself through love, forgiveness and the realization of the mystery of life.
Leticia Tonos working as a Production Assistant for one of the pioneer production companies in the DR, Claudio Chea Films. She has worked as a Line Producer for TV commercials and feature films, not only for local but also for foreign companies. She has studied at the London Film School. She is a founding member of ADOCINE (Dominican Association of Film Industry Professionals). Tonos is not only the first Dominican woman to direct a feature film, this first film LOVE CHILD (La Hija Natural) is also the first coproduction between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico and was winner of the Audience Choice Award at the 27th Chicago Latino Film Festival.