Our Caribbean Shorts program features a selection of short films by directors from across the diaspora.
Directed by Cristobal Guerra
USA, Puerto Rico / 9 minutes / 2017 / Spanish
Gregorio Guerra migrated from Puerto Rico to New York in 1964. More than 40 years later, we catch a glimpse of his current life in Queens and his coping with a bad health diagnosis.
Directed by Kelley Kali
USA, Haiti / 25 minutes / 2018 / Haitian Creole
After being taken from their home in Jacmel, Haiti, two young sisters must escape a child sex trafficking ring, disguised as a Catholic orphanage, in this film inspired by true events.
Directed by Ian Harnarine
USA, Trinidad and Tobago / 7 minutes / 2018 / English
In New York City, Rajni is a homesick nanny to an upper-middle-class family. She keeps in touch with her own daughter, Mosaic, back in Trinidad by video-chatting with her. When Mosaic realizes that her mother will not be there for her birthday party, Rajni obsesses over how she can join her.
Directed by Natalia Lassalle-Morillo
Puerto Rico / 30 minutes / 2018 / Spanish
La Ruta is an immersive, experimental work that documents the now abandoned recreational infrastructure, uncontrolled natural landscapes and off-road sites of Puerto Rico’s Panoramic Route. Built in 1974 as the government’s alternative to bring tourism and progress to the central-mountain range of the island, the route is known for its poor road infrastructure and disconnection from the more densely populated metropolitan areas. This has resulted in a loss of the historical sites on the route.
Directed by Nile Saulter
Jamaica / 13 minutes / 2017 / English
Plagued by dreams of a beautiful life once lived or yet to come, a scrap metal collector living on the edge of a landfill travels out of town for a job which promises to provide a spark of hope.
Fucked Like a Star
Directed by Stefani Saintonge
Haiti, USA / 8 minutes / 2018 / English
A meditation on the dream-life of ants, women, and fucking, set to the words of Toni Morrison.
Fucked Like a Star director Stefani Saintonge and producer Züri Obi-Louis will be in attendance for a Q&A.
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