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Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival 2017

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O Cinema Wynwood

90 NW 29th Street, Miami (305) 571-9970

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The second annual Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival returns to O Cinema Wynwood September 29 to October 1 with a curated lineup of the best in film from the Caribbean and its diaspora.

In a historical moment when the very notion of cultural diversity is being threatened from so many angles, a full appreciation of the Caribbean as perhaps the most culturally diverse region in the world has never been more important. As the crucible of the modern world, the Caribbean has always been a place where people from the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia have converged, and if anything, the conversation around diversity that is currently gripping both America and the UK is one that the Caribbean has already been immersed in for centuries.

Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival aims to celebrate and showcase this diversity by highlighting the most adventurous creatives in film, art and music who are emerging from the region and its sprawling diaspora. We hope you join us for a weekend that explores just how the Caribbean, in all its colorful nuance, is at once a signpost of the present, the past and the future of our ever-expanding world.



BAD LUCKY GOAT – Fri, Sep 29th @ 8:30pm

After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father’s truck, two incompatible siblings in their teenage years, embark on a journey of reconciliation.

Corn and Rita must find a way to repair the truck in time to pick up the tourists that will be staying at their family’s hotel. As they struggle to find the means necessary to conceal the accident, the siblings will visit a butcher, rastafari drum makers, a pawn shop and even a witch doctor, in a 24-hour adventure around Port Paradise. Presented in association with Miami International Film Festival.ironic-twist

KAFOU – Fri, Sep 29th @ 11:00pm

Port-au-Prince at night: Doc and Zoe have just been hired to deliver an unknown package. Their job comes with three essential rules: never stop the car, never roll down the windows, and never open the trunk. At a crossroads, they stumble upon a dog. What they decide to do will change their path irreversibly.


Preceded by: See You Yesterday
Two Brooklyn teenage prodigies, Sebastian Thomas and CJ Walker, try to outwit fate and role-play as God by building a time machine to save CJ’s brother, Calvin, from being wrongfully killed by the police.


HOMELANDS – Sat, Sep 30th @ 11:00am

Homelands is the culmination of a year-long project in which four acclaimed British urban musicians returned to their respective homelands to connect with their cultural roots and create and produce new music. Mercury Music Prize-nominated Terri Walker travelled to Jamaica, double-Mobo winner Shakka visited Dominica, while grime artists Diztortion and Saskilla headed to Suriname and Senegal, respectively.

Preceded by: Scars of Our Mother’s Dreams
Scars Of Our Mothers’ Dreams
is a film that offers a unique, intimate glimpse into the complexities of parental migration through the lenses of children left behind. Years after her own personal struggle to overcome the feeling of childhood abandonment, filmmaker Meschida Philip returned to Grenada in search of others with similar childhood experiences, to find out how their lives were impacted after their parents​ ​migrated.





Nang lives in a suburban bungalow outside Albuquerque, New Mexico, but she was born 93 years ago in the village of Basse Terre in Trinidad and Tobago. Growing up illegitimate and mixed race in a conservative time and place, Nang is a survivor. She left her first husband because he cheated on her. In her twenties, she went to work in the Orinoco delta in Venezuela, and saved enough to buy her first house. Without having trained as a dancer, she performed with Tony Award-winning actor and director Geoffrey Holder, and was his first photographic model. She started university in New York in her 40s. In this documentary, Richard and Nang, first cousins, get to know each other in New Mexico and Trinidad.

Nang by Nang will be preceded by two of Fung’s prior films, My Mother’s Place & Sea in the Blood.

Director Richard Fung will be in attendance for a Q&A.


SHORTS PROGRAM – Sat, Sep 30th @ 6:15pm

Our Shorts Program features a selection of short films by directors from the Caribbean and its diaspora:

Babe, I Hate to Go
Directed by Andrew Moir
Canada, Jamaica / 18 minutes / 2017 / English
A moving, intimate documentary about a Jamaican migrant worker struggling with a cancer diagnosis, Babe, I Hate To Go shows us the world of the migrant worker, an invisible population that number in the millions across Canada and the United States.

Class 15
Directed by Dean Leon Anderson
UK, Jamaica / 13 minutes / 2017 / English
A cordial parents evening at a secondary school descends into accusations and chaos when a teacher finally meets the mother of his difficult student.

Directed by Shirley Bruno
Haiti / 28 minutes / 2017 / Haitian Creole with English subtitles
A restless daughter meets a spirit-fish who gives her pure water but as her family devours the delicious water, they become suspicious about the origin of its taste.

Forged From the Love of Liberty
Directed by Vashti Harrison
Trinidad and Tobago, USA / 5 minutes / 2017 / English
“Forged From the Love of Liberty” is the national anthem of Trinidad and Tobago, adopted in 1962 upon T&T’s declaration of independence. In the following years, forged from this time of change and unrest, the filmmaker’s family suffered a curse. “Forged From the Love of Liberty” is a visual poem about this curse and two superstitions that surround it.

Morning Glory
Directed by Robert Bertrand
UK / 17 minutes / 2017 / English
Best friends Tanya and Candice have vowed to always be there for each other. But when Tanya announces she’s been accepted into the army, she risks losing Candice for good.


PLAY THE DEVIL – Sat, Sep 30th @ 8:30pm

Gregory, a gifted working-class teenager from Paramin, stars in a theater play that brings him to the attention of James, an affluent businessman.

The two men strike an uncanny friendship as James takes Greg under his wing, pushing him to discover himself professionally, creatively, and intimately. Confused, Greg must at once deal with the return of his drug addicted father, and navigate through the early days of adulthood. As Carnival Monday approaches and the locals prepare for the annual male initiation parade, Greg must confront James – an act which will culminate in life changing events for him.

Preceded by: We Love Moses
When Ella was twelve, she had her first fight. And when she was twelve, she discovered sex. Now eighteen, Ella reflects on how her obsession with her older brother Michael’s best friend Moses left her with a secret she still carries.


SITE OF SITES – Sun, Oct 1st @ 1:30pm

Artificial beaches are being built somewhere in the Caribbean…

A young model expects some friends by the pool, a gardener and a maid fantasize about buying expensive furniture, a group of street-sweepers philosophize about love and some amateur golfers try to putt the ball, while tourists, amidst noisy machines, go for a little walk.

Preceded by: Green and Yellow
Green & Yellow features intimate conversations with Sketch and Yankee – two homeless people in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The film shows the homeless as a neglected part of the social environment, separated from society, and attempts to bridge that barrier.

Director Miquel Galofré will be in attendance for a Q&A.


195 LEWIS – Sun, Oct 1st @ 3:15pm

195 Lewis is a dramedy digital series about a group of friends navigating the realities of being Black, queer, and polyamorous in New York City.

Set in the heart of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, the series follows Yuri and Camille as they test the boundaries of their open relationship. Yuri’s growing infatuation with a new lover leaves Camille uncertain about her role in Yuri’s life. Thankfully, she has immature and drama-prone younger sister Anne to offer some distraction. Tensions continue to build though, when Yuri’s old college friend Kris shows up unexpectedly in need of a place to stay. THCFF is proud to present the first season of 195 Lewis in its entirety.


SEXY DURGA – Sun, Oct 1st @ 5:30pm

Durga, a north Indian migrant, and a Keralite youth named Kabeer are running away at midnight.

They are awaiting transportation to the nearest railway station to catch a train to a distant place. Two small-time gangsters, transporting arms, offer assistance to the couple. The hapless Durga and Kabeer encounter a cross-section of the society through the rest of the night. Meanwhile, another mysterious event is unfolding: in a Kerala village, devotees take part in Garudan Thookkam, a ritual submitted as a reward for problems solved in the abode of Goddess Kali, who represents Goddess Durga’s personified wrath and embodied fury.ironic-twist

SAMBÁ – Sun, Oct 1st @ 7:45pm

Cisco returns home to the Dominican Republic after doing time in a U.S. prison.

His alcoholic mother is in delicate health, and the only way for him to earn some money is to fight on the streets. Nichi, once a promising boxer in Italy, now lives in exile near the neighbourhood, and sees Cisco as a diamond in the rough to be polished, one who can help Nichi get out of his gambling debts. Once Nichi decides to train Cisco, each man discovers their atonement along the way, with Cisco’s final bout holding the promise of redemption for them both.

Producer Carolina Encarnacion will be in attendance for a Q&A.ironic-twist