Following our collaboration with
the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, we are delighted to present a
programme of Caribbean short films for the Edinburgh University African
The screening is at Teviot House on Sunday 20th March, the programme begins at
5pm and features some outstanding recent short films from the region:
By Kareem Mortimer
A dark and powerful drama
following the plight of migrants from Haiti being smuggled by boat to the
Bahamas, it’s a powerful treatment of a contemporary issue and a striking
exploration of inhumanity.
Winner of the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival’s best short film award in
2013 and the Short Film
Award Winner at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.
DOUBLES WITH SLIGHT PEPPER
Trinidad & Tobago
Directed by Ian Harnarine
A relationship drama following
the fractured family relationship between a street food trader (the titular
Doubles) and the returning father who abandoned his family years before.
Winner of best short film at the Toronto International Film Festival 2011
A HOME FOR THESE OLD BONES
Directed by Julien Silloray
A raucous, screwball zombie
comedy from Guadaloupe that follows an eccentric smallholder threatened with
eviction and a witch doctor who revives a dead body that acts as his murderous
zombie slave , only to go dangerously out of control! It’s funny, lively and
filled with larger-than-life characters!
Winner of the International Black
Film Festival Montreal
Thanks to Jonathan Ali and the
Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival for their assistance with the programme!