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Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival

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

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The Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival takes place September 29 – October 2, 2016 in Miami and celebrates the work of cutting-edge Caribbean filmmakers.

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2 - Flow (1)

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For centuries, the Caribbean has been a place where people from the Americas, Africa, Europe and Asia have converged, and its stories are far richer and more nuanced than the tourist brochures would have you believe. As film production becomes less prohibitive and more democratic, a new generation of Caribbean filmmakers are seizing the moment to bring these stories to the screen. And with the current drive for diversity in film, the time has never been more ripe to share these stories with the world. The Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival aims to celebrate and empower the filmmakers leading this charge.

The festival was founded by Third Horizon, a Miami-based collective of Caribbean creatives whose first short film, Papa Machete, had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014 and had its US premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015, before going on to screen at more than 30 film festivals worldwide. It is being staged in partnership with the Caribbean Film Academy, a Brooklyn-based not-for-profit organization whose core mission is to support and distribute the work of Caribbean filmmakers.

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AYITI MON AMOUR – Thu, Sep 29th @ 7pm

Director Guetty Felin will be in attendance for post-screening Q&A!
FLORIDA PREMIERE! A Haitian teenager becomes obsessed with learning Japanese, refuses to speak French to his mother and doesn’t want to interact with his peers.

Screen Shot 2016-04-05 at 2.29.04 AMNothing has been the same since his father’s sudden death during the 2010 earthquake. Then he discovers he has a special gift. In the meantime, an old fisherman who lives nearby is worried about his beloved wife. She suffers from a mysterious disease that can only be cured by the sea. But how? A little way away, the female character of an author with writer’s block comes to life. She too has a lot to solve still on this disaster-prone island. The emphasis in this minimalist, neorealist fairy tale—primarily shot using natural light—is on the strength of humans and nature. And on the sudden instances of magic that can help the desperate.

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THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD – Fri, Sep 30th @ 8:30pm

Director Damani Baker will be in attendance for post-screening Q&A!
FLORIDA PREMIERE! An activist and teacher moves her children from Oakland, California to join the Grenada Revolution.

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In 1979 Maurice Bishop led the first popular revolution in the English-speaking Caribbean. The “Revo” attracted workers from around the world, including Fannie Haughton, who moved to the island in 1983 with her two young children from Oakland, California to take up a position in the ministry of education. Only months later, however, following the assassination of Bishop and several of his comrades, the United States staged a military invasion. Haughton and her children were forced to flee Grenada. In 1999 Haughton’s son, Damani Baker, returned to the island with his mother and began shooting a documentary film. The House on Coco Road is the story of Fannie Haughton and a group of tireless women who put their lives on the line, daring to build a different type of country, and a better world.

Preceded by the short film:

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AUNTIE
Directed by Lisa Harewood | 2013 | 15 minutes | Barbados | English
When a barrel arrives from London bearing an unwelcome parcel, a caregiver makes a hasty decision that risks destroying her special bond with a beloved child.

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SHORTS BLOCK – Sat, Oct 1st @ 1:15pm

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DOUBLES WITH SLIGHT PEPPER
Directed by: Ian Harnarine | 2012 | 16 minutes | Trinidad and Tobago, Canada, USA | English
Dhani struggles to support himself and his mother by selling doubles at the market. When his estranged father returns from Canada unexpectedly, Dhani must decide if he will help save his father’s life despite their strained relationship.

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MOMMY WATER
Directed by: Julien Silloray | 2015 | 25 minutes | Guadeloupe, France | French with English subtitles
Eight-year-old Rosental lives with his father by the seaside. Intent on finding his mother, he visits Kamo, the village sorcerer, who tells him she has turned into a mommy water, a siren who lures fishermen to a realm deep in the ocean.

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ANTIMAN
Directed by: Gavin Ramoutar | 2014 | 19 minutes | Guyana, USA | English
Anil, an introverted boy, is pressured by his father to become a cricket player. Although skillful, Anil refuses to play and takes refuge in his love for Dano, an older boy. In order to attend the local masquerade and see Dano, however, Anil must win the upcoming cricket tournament.

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PARISH BULL
Directed by: Michael Tingling | 2012 | 20 minutes | Jamaica | English
Michael is the parish bull—confident, charming and without scruples. Michael isn’t afraid to make his bed, but he may just be afraid to lay in it.

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SHORT DROP
Directed by: Maya Cozier | 2016 | 28 minutes | Trinidad and Tobago, USA | English
A lonely, elderly man gets mistaken for a taxi driver while on a morning drive through the busy streets of Port-of-Spain. What follows is a long day of reckoning with memories, friendships and revelations. (This film is a work in progress.)

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GENERATION REVOLUTION – Sat, Oct 1st @ 4pm

Director Cassie Quarless will be in attendance for post-screening Q&A!
U.S. PREMIERE! Generation Revolution is a documentary that brings to the screen the powerful story of a new generation of black and brown activists who are changing the social and political landscape in Great Britain.

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It follows a trio of organisations as well as the young Londoners that are part of them. The London Black Revolutionaries have a predilection for dramatic, direct action; R Movement challenge the idea of the “staid and serious” political activist; and the Black Dissidents are a new group intent on furthering the fight against oppression along the lines of race, class and gender. The film chronicles the evolution of its characters as they experience personal and political awakenings, breakthroughs, and—at times—disillusionment. Generation Revolution offers a unique and original glimpse into the rewarding but difficult path that must be trodden in the struggle for personal, social and political liberation.

Preceded by the short film:

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CHANTRAVAY
Directed by: Charlot Issonet | 2016 | 24 minutes | Haiti | Haitian Creole with English Subtitles
A meditation on work and song and a history of exploitation of labor in Haiti.

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GOD LOVES THE FIGHTER – Sat, Oct 1st @ 7pm

FLORIDA PREMIERE! Residents of a particular area in the Port of Spain fight to live in their community.

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King Curtis, a vagrant on the streets of Port-of-Spain, is constantly ignored by passersby. He speaks and—if he has to—sometimes shouts the truth about the stories behind the newspaper headlines. As the narrator of our story, King Curtis introduces us to a young man named Charlie, trying his best to stay on the right path. However, with no job in sight, he is finding it hard to say no to other, lucrative opportunities. A chance at redemption presents itself when Dinah, a professional streetwalker, crosses his path in need of help. As the film unfolds, King Curtis reveals the ripple effect created by one person’s decision-making, leading to moments of triumph and moments of tragedy.

Preceded by the short film:

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Directed by: Juan Francisco Pardo | 2015 | 5 minutes | Aruba | Papiamentu with English subtitles
A man abuses his wife and children. The wife struggles to change her husband and prevent the family from breaking apart. But every situation has its limits, and one day she must take matters into her own hands.

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PRESSURE – Sun, Oct 2nd @ 12pm

A British-born younger son of an immigrant family from Trinidad finds himself adrift between two cultures.

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It follows a trio of organisations as well as the young Londoners that are part of them. The London Black Revolutionaries have a predilection for dramatic, direct action; R Movement challenge the idea of the “staid and serious” political activist; and the Black Dissidents are a new group intent on furthering the fight against oppression along the lines of race, class and gender. The film chronicles the evolution of its characters as they experience personal and political awakenings, breakthroughs, and—at times—disillusionment. Generation Revolution offers a unique and original glimpse into the rewarding but difficult path that must be trodden in the struggle for personal, social and political liberation.

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THE STUART HALL PROJECT – Sun, Oct 2nd @ 2:30pm

A bright Rhodes scholar from colonial Jamaica becomes Stuart Hall, a public intellectual.

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In 1951 the late Stuart Hall left his native Jamaica to study at Oxford University. He would go on to become one of the United Kingdom’s foremost cultural theorists and intellectuals, and hailed as the father of modern British multiculturalism. This powerful documentary portrait of Hall—made up entirely of footage from his personal archive—takes the viewer on a roller coaster ride through the upheavals, struggles and turning points that made the 20th century the century of campaigning, and of global political and cultural change. The film is completed by a potent score comprising the music of Miles Davis, for which Hall had a lifelong affinity.

Preceded by the short film:

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ABCs
Directed by: Diana Montero | 2013 | 15 minutes | Cuba | Spanish with English subtitles
Leonidi lives in the Sierra Maestra, Cuba, where the incidence of child pregnancy is high. Forced to abandon school and bullied by her husband, she is torn between her childish urges to play, the demands of motherhood and the obligations of family life.

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CRUMBS – Sun, Oct 2nd @ 5:15pm

Decades after the apocalypse and after extraterrestrial life has been discovered, the few inhabitants left in a hostile earth struggle to survive by squatting and rummaging to make ends meet.

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For many years, an alien spaceship has hovered in the skies, undisturbed and dormant, slowly rusting away. Tired of picking up the crumbs of gone-by civilizations, Candy dreams of the day when he is not living in a state of perpetual fear. When the spaceship in the sky begins to turn on, and after a series of freak incidents in the bowling alley that Candy and his wife Selam call home, our hero is forced to embark on a surreal journey through the post-apocalyptic Ethiopian landscape. As Candy grapples with witches, Santa Claus and second-generation Nazis, he discovers the memories that lead him on this journey might not be real.

Preceded by the short film:

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FIELD NOTES: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY
Directed by: Vashti Harrison | 2014 | 18 minutes | Trinidad and Tobago, USA | English
Field Notes is an experimental documentary about the ghosts embedded in the culture of Trinidad and Tobago. The film is structured as a visual and aural field guide to the soucouyants, lagahoos and jumbies found throughout the islands.

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MEMORIES OF A PENITENT HEART– Sun, Oct 2nd @ 7:30pm

Director Cecilia Aldarondo will participate in a post-screening Q&A via Skype!
FLORIDA PREMIERE! Twenty five years after Miguel Dieppa died from AIDS, his niece, filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo, embarks on an excavation into a quagmire of unresolved family drama.

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Like many gay men in the 1980s, Miguel moved from Puerto Rico to New York City; he found a career in theater and a rewarding relationship. Yet on his deathbed he grappled to reconcile his homosexuality with his Catholic upbringing. Now, decades after his death, Cecilia locates Miguel’s lover Robert, who has been shunned and demonized by the family, in order to understand the whole story. Braiding recently discovered home movies, interviews, and contemporary vérité footage, Memories of a Penitent Heart dissects a family secret while exploring the AIDS crisis and the rarely heard story of Latino artists who died in the early days of the epidemic. This is a moving story about mistakes of the past and second chances that also questions how faith is used in times of crisis.