New (Caribbean) Voices in Black Cinema

Following are two Caribbean-related films showing as part of the BAMcinématek New Voices in Black Cinema films series in Brooklyn this February. All descriptions are from the BAM website.

Fri, Feb 15, 2013, 4pm


This intimate documentary captures the lives of four Afro-descendent barbers in Ghana, Jamaica, the US, and the UK over the course of seven days. Interweaving their colorful stories, the film examines the cultural disparities among their locations.

Directed by Andy Mundy-Castle | 2012.  RUN TIME: 76min


Mon, Feb 18, 2013, 1pm


Amid political violence in Haiti, a young couple, two sisters, and a father and son are transported to New York, where they must confront the truths of their interlocked pasts. Widely acclaimed author Edwidge Danticat (Krik? Krak!) gives a moving performance as a teacher drawn into the social upheaval that surrounds her.

With Edwidge Danticat, Michele Marcelin, Diana Masi, Thierry Saintine, Carlo Mitton, Patricia Rhinvil

Directed by Patricia Benoit | 2012.  RUN TIME: 95min



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