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CaribbeanTales International Film Festival 2017 - MEDIA LAUNCH and PREVIEW SCREENING, in association with the Consul General for Barbados, Toronto

CaribbeanTales Inc.

Thursday, 6 July 2017 from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM (EDT)

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Please join us for our

Media Launch, Program Reveal and Special Preview Screening

Our 2017 Program Lineup will be revealed! 

Co-presented by the Consulate General of Barbados

Speakers:
Hon. Jean Augustine, Board Member of CaribbeanTales Inc.
John Reid, CEO, FLOW, Lead Sponsor
Frances-Anne Solomon, Executive Director, CTFF
Nicole Brooks, CaribbeanTales Incubator Manager

 

FEATURED SCREENINGS:

Canadian Premiere Screening of:


A CARIBBEAN DREAM

directed by Shakirah Bourne
produced by Melissa Simmons and Lynette Eastmond

a Barbadian fantasy adaptation of a Midsummer’s Night Dream

This beautiful re-imagining of Shakespeare’s magical fairy tale is set modern day, under a full moon and during a Caribbean Festival in Barbados. Mystery and magic, comedy and chaos ensue!

A scene from Caribbean Dream

 

And a sneak peek Behind-The-Scenes and Trailer Launch of:


BROWN GIRL BEGINS

directed by Sharon Lewis
produced b
y Jenn Paul, Floyd Kane, Vince Buda 

An afrofuturist feature film
Inspired by Nalo Hopkinson’s award winning novel Brown Girl In The Ring

It’s 2049 in the Burn, and the poor have been deported to an island off the mainland of Toronto. The forsaken islanders turn to young Ti-Jeanne and her Caribbean mystical spirits to save them, but to possess her powers she must undergo a possession that could kill her, but if she doesn’t her people will die. 

A scene from Brown Girl Begins

"As an alumni of the Caribbean Tales Incubator it is a true honour to be able to participate in the media launch of the CaribbeanTales Film Festival that is a showcase and supporter of the wealth of storytelling talent that sprouts from the Caribbean and the diaspora." - Sharon Lewis


The Screenings will be followed by a talk-back with:

Directors Shakirah Bourne and Sharon Lewis

 

Moderated by Artist, Designer and Art Educator, Quentin VerCetty, a co-founder of Black Future Month and the Black Speculative Arts Movement - Toronto chapter.

 

This event is free for credentialed media.

Are you Media? Sign up for Accreditation and Free Entry  

 

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We can't wait to see you!

 

Cheers,

CaribbeanTales Inc.

 

Have questions about CaribbeanTales International Film Festival 2017 - MEDIA LAUNCH and PREVIEW SCREENING, in association with the Consul General for Barbados, Toronto? Contact CaribbeanTales Inc.

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The Royal
608 College Street
Toronto, ON M6G 1B4
Canada

Thursday, 6 July 2017 from 7:00 PM to 11:30 PM (EDT)


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CaribbeanTales Inc.

CaribbeanTales is a registered Canadian charity (no. 87896 4618 RR0001) that creates, markets and distributes educational programs and products intended to promote racial equality in Canada and abroad.

Our mandate is to foster and encourage intercultural understanding and citizen participation through the creation and distribution of educational films, videos, theatre as well as new media programs, products and resource materials that reflect the diversity and creativity of Caribbean-Canadian heritage culture.

 

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