Starting at 7 pm | George Washington House
Short Films (in competition)
Red Amber Green
Christopher Byfield | 18 minutes | Jamaica | 2011
Red Amber Green
depicts the lives of three Jamaican teenage boys struggling to make ends meet on the difficult streets of Kingston, Jamaica. Making a living primarily as vehicle window washers and street vending when cars stop for traffic lights, they hustle to take advantage of every opportunity, including entertainment. These friends, by virtue of the ‘yielding forces’ of traffic lights to provide their ‘bread and butter’, have incorporated these colors into their lives as a quick reminder of how to deal with their daily struggles, including learning and growing from each other, and even finding a way to help those less fortunate.
Feature Films (in competition)
Marc Barrat | 93 minutes | France/French Guiana | 2009 (BARBADOS PREMIERE)
Starring Jimmy JEAN-LOUIS from the TV series HEROES. Award: Best Male Actor Award, Festival du Film Francophone (FFA) d’Angoulême, France 2009.
Rod decides to return to Guiana, his native country, accompanied by Gonz, his childhood friend. In Cayenne, they begin an investigation into Rod’s past. A quest that will lead them right into the heart of the virgin forest, into the camps of the illegal gold prospectors…
Director Marc Barrat was born in 1967 in French Guiana. He studied in Paris at the ESRA (École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle). From 1990, he worked as a director’s assistant for television ads and feature films. Meanwhile he directed his first short film Le blues du Maskilili. Shot in Guyana, it was selected in more than 20 French and foreign festivals and was nominated 5 times. Between 2001 and 2004 French Ministry of Health hired him to direct 14 short films to promote AIDS prevention in French Guiana.