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Calypso Rose: The Lioness of the Jungle
A film by Pascale Obolo, 2011, 85 min., Color

An exuberant and inspiring ambassador for the Caribbean, Calypso Rose is the uncontested and much decorated diva of Calypso music. With more than 800 ...

Divine Horsemen-The Living Gods of Haiti
A film by Maya Deren, 1977, 52 min., BW

A journey into the fascinating world of the Voudoun religion edited from footage shot by Deren in Haiti....

Home Away from Home
A Sankofa film directed by Maureen Blackwood, 1994, 11 min., Color

A bittersweet drama that unfolds almost without dialogue, this prizewinning short film from Sankofa Film and Video conveys the isolation of immigrant ...

I Is a Long-Memoried Woman
Produced by Ingrid Lewis, A film by Frances-Anne Solomon, 1990, 50 min., Color

This extraordinary video chronicles the history of slavery through the eyes of Caribbean women. A striking combination of monologue, dance, and song—g...

Miss Amy and Miss May
A film by Sistren Research
Directed by Cynthia Wilmot
, 1990, 40 min., Color

Amy Bailey, daughter of an eminent Black family, was a leader of the Jamaican women’s movement in the 1930s. May Farquharson, daughter of a wealthy wh...

Motherland
A film by Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, 2006, 41 min., Color

How do we decide where is home? Feeling increasingly isolated in her adopted homeland, accomplished documentarian Dai Sil Kim-Gibson (SILENCE BROKEN: ...

What My Mother Told Me
A film by Frances-Anne Solomon, 1995, 57 min., Color/BW

Exquisitely beautiful and profoundly moving, WHAT MY MOTHER TOLD ME is a dramatic journey towards self discovery. The story focuses on Jesse, a young...

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