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Ctff2016 Migrant Tales, feat. Culture Clash

September 14, 2016 @ 8:30 pm UTC-4

Migrant Tales
Diaspora stories of the Caribbean
Co-Presented by: The Haitian Consulate in Toronto with Dr. Eric A. Pierre

Screening followed by talkback with community members discussing themes of migration.

FEATURE:
Culture Clash
(Jean-René Rinvil, USA, 2014; 56)
SUMMARY: The Caribbean diaspora viewpoint of second generation immigrants caught in a ‘Culture Clash’. In recent years, immigrant communities have stayed in closer communication with their homelands through cable and satellite television and the internet. While this makes it possible for the second generation to retain a stronger ethnic identity, at the same time, television, movies, and the Internet create a powerful homogenizing force, pulling the children of immigrants in two different directions.

SHORTS:
From Dirt
(Hester Jonkhout, 2015, Netherlands Antilles; 12)
SUMMARY: Two creatures alone in a strange land, find each other and chemistry happens. From Dirt examines human attraction through dance movement.

Identty: Where you from?
(Third Eye Tribe aka Jacob Cino, 2015, Canada/Trinidad & Tobago; 12:26)
SUMMARY: Experimental Dance piece, seen through the eye of the lens, raises questions of ethnicity, origins and morphology through non-verbal expression.

Dreams In Transit
(Karen Martinez, 2015, Trinidad & Tobago/UK; 30) SUMMARY: Dreams in Transit is a poetic, cine-essay style documentary reflecting on the theme of identity and belonging for contemporary migrants. Using a kaleidoscopic collage approach the film mixes actuality, poetry, narration, fiction, and interviews with a range of people: from fishermen to artists and cultural commentators, interspersed with the journeying of the Dream Woman.

Details

Date:
September 14, 2016
Time:
8:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

The Royal Cinema – Toronto
608 College Street
Toronto, M6G 1A1 Canada
Website:
http://www.theroyal.to/