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Wednesday, November 6
 

7:15pm

Following the Ninth
Following the Ninth
Directed by Kerry Candaele
Documentary Film

Following The Ninth: In The Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony, is a documentary film taking us on a cinematic journey across five continents and into the heart and soul of one of the world’s greatest works of art.

Completely deaf and adrift from the people he loved, Ludwig van Beethoven composed his Ninth Symphony as an act of transcendence near the end of his life, in 1824. Looking into his own abyss, Beethoven wrote his Ode to Joy for himself, for the people of his day, and for all generations to come.

Today, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony resonates still as the international anthem of hope. The Ninth buoyed the protesters in Tiananmen Square, provided solace to those struggling for freedom in Pinochet’s Chile, and continues to fill seats in symphony halls and karaoke bars from London to Tokyo and Cape Town. Following The Ninth captures the power and beauty of Beethoven’s grand and world-transforming achievement, touching the lives of people around the world for nearly 200 years.

Beethoven’s Ninth offers beauty in the face of suffering, presenting ideas all can understand: art allows us to transcend, heal, repair, and bring people together across every boundary that divides us.The key line from Fredrich’s Schiller’s poem set to music by Beethoven in the Ninth, Alle Menschen werden Bruder (All Men Will Become Brothers) makes this monumental symphony a constant reminder of our human potential for creating a more sensitive and humane connection to everything and everyone around us.

Following the Ninth is a cinematic celebration of the most profound musical testament to tolerance, peace and connection across all borders the world has shared for centuries. A tapestry of cultures, musicality, voices and ideas, Following the Ninth traces an indelible path from Beethoven’s pen to the sights and sounds of virtually every corner of the world where his final symphony has sounded. Join us.

Followed by a Performance of the NSU Sax Ensemble under the leadership of Ms. Stephanie K. Sanders, Dir.

Naro Expanded Cinema (1507 Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA)

Wednesday November 6, 2013 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Naro Expanded Cinema 1507 Colley Avenue | Norfolk, VA
 
Friday, November 8
 

12:00pm

RiseUp
RiseUp
Directed by Luciano Blotta (Jamaica) 88 min
Documentary Film

Welcome to the Jamaican underground music scene. 

RiseUp is a journey into the heart of Jamaica – the island that gave birth to the worldwide cultural phenomenon of Reggae. In a society where talent abounds and opportunity is scarce, three distinct and courageous artists fight to rise up from obscurity and write themselves into the pages of history.

With music and appearances by legends Lee “Scratch” Perry, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, and a slew of soon-to-be superstars, RiseUp follows artists in the dangerous streets, back alleys and crowded dancehalls of Kingston and the countryside. These artists demonstrate the raw power of hope and courage in a land which is largely unseen, but certainly not unsung.

NSU Student Center: Rm. 149

Friday November 8, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

1:00pm

Pocahontas Island
Pocahontas Island
21 min

Pocahontas Island, named after the legendary American Indian princess, is said to be the first African-American settlement in the nation. Petersburg's first slaves started to work in that neighborhood at John Bolling's tobacco warehouses in 1732. Eighteen years later, the land was subdivided and called Wittontown. It was renamed Pocahontas in 1752 and became part of Petersburg, Virginia 32 years later.

For decades, Pocahontas Island was the perfect hiding place for fugitive slaves, surrounded by the Appomattox River and because of its connecting wetland and the neighborhood's dense population. Because of its significant resources, ranging from prehistoric to historic, Pocahontas Island is listed on both the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places.





Friday November 8, 2013 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library: Room 1040 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

1:15pm

Humanexus
Humanexus: Knowledge and Communication through the Ages
Directed by Ying-Fang Shen (USA) 13 min
Semi-documentary Film

Humanexus is a reflection on mankind's long search for ways to connect each other, from cave drawings to tweeting. Significant changes in tools and technologies have made it easier to reach out and share ideas, but each presents a new, unforeseen challenge. We must always ask: "Is this what we want? What do we want?"

Friday November 8, 2013 1:15pm - 1:30pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138 C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

1:25pm

Red Ball Express
During World War II in Nazi occupied France, a unique transportation unit was formed to keep General Patton's lightening fast troops supplied. The Red Ball Express was overwhelmingly made up of over 8,000 Black troops: back home their loyalties and intelligence were questioned, but on the shores of France, in a war that had to be won, these courageous black men were willing to fight and die for their country.

22 min



Friday November 8, 2013 1:25pm - 1:50pm
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library: Room 1040 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

1:30pm

1:30 - 3:00 PM Animae Caribe Animation Series | Discussion with Camille Abrahams
Animae Caribe Animation Series
and
Discussion with:
Camille Selvon Abrahams, CEO Full Circle Animation Studio
Creative Director, Animae Caribe Animation Festival

Animae Caribe… a unique collection of animation films - Caribbean style!


NSU Student Center: Rm. 138C

Speakers
avatar for Camille Selvon Abrahams

Camille Selvon Abrahams

Camille is an award winning multi-media producer and animator who returned to Trinidad & Tobago after spending five years honing her animation and multi-media production skills in the United Kingdom. She graduated from Goldsmiths University of London with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media and Communications specialising in animation. Her Final Year animation ‘The MasterPEACE’, won the Royal Television Society Award in London... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138 C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

1:30pm

Life! Camera Action…
Directed by Rohit Gupta (USA) 90 min
Feature Film

Life! Camera Action... is the journey of Reina – a young, Indian-American woman – who sets off to pursue a career in filmmaking despite facing opposition and hurdles at every step. As she struggles to complete her annual film project while trying to make ends meet financially, Reina begins to see another dream – to prove to her parents that her drive for films is sincere and while being born with a personality may be an inherent gift from one’s parents, to live as a personality is an achievement of one’s own and a return gift to one’s parents.




Friday November 8, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

1:50pm

Rediscovering Maggie Walker
Re-Discovering Maggie Walker
16 min

During Jim Crow era and segregation southern America, one woman revolutionized the way black Americans saw themselves. The first woman to start and charter a bank she gave hope in a time when hope seemed impossible.

Now a group of youth, who seem lost go on a search to exhume her memory, to rediscover Maggie Walker.




Friday November 8, 2013 1:50pm - 2:15pm
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library: Room 1040 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

2:40pm

The Lessons of Hayti
The Lessons of Hayti
Directed by Byron Hunter
Documentary 54 min

“The Lessons of Hayti” examines the unique history of Black self-sufficiency and political power in the United States from it’s origins just following President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 up to the second inauguration of America’s first Black President, Barack Obama, 150 years later, and how that power has eroded since the Civil Rights era, leaving Black America in a current state of economic turmoil.
As told by prominent historians, scholars, former Hayti residents, and a survivor of the Tulsa Riots of 1921, “The Lessons of Hayti” details a history of Black success in America, including the creation of over 100 independent Black communities, nearly 100 Black Colleges and Universities, and wielding massive political power in the former Confederate States, all within 50 years of the end of slavery.
“The Lessons of Hayti” also examines the demise of these historic Black communities over the last 100 years due to both racial violence and political backstabbing triggered by pivotal historic events including the landmark case “Plessy vs. Ferguson” in 1898, the end of of World War 1 in 1918, and the civil rights movement of the 1950’s and 60’s.


Friday November 8, 2013 2:40pm - 3:35pm
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library: Room 1040 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

3:05pm

Discussion with Tony Warner | African Odyssey Series from England
Discussion with: Tony Warner | African Odyssey Series from England

Tony Warner is a management consultant specializing in diversity. He spent several years running workshops on institutional racism with British police officers, as well as diversity workshops with Universities, Penguin Books, Enterprise Rent a Car and the Armed Forces.

He specialises in regularly exhibiting African/Caribbean films with positive images such as Lovers Rock, Coming to England, Free Angela Davis and the Great Debaters. He is the Chair of the African Odysseys group at London’s British Film Institute, which arranges monthly screenings of such films. He founded black history walking tours. The guided walks are designed to uncover the 2000 years of black history in London. He has been featured on BBC, CNN, Discovery Channel and written and presented documentaries. www.blackhistorywalks.co.uk

Speakers
avatar for Tony Warner

Tony Warner

Tony Warner is a management consultant specializing in diversity. He spent several years running workshops on institutional racism with British police officers, as well as diversity workshops with Universities, Penguin Books, Enterprise Rent a Car and the Armed Forces. He specialises in regularly exhibiting African/Caribbean films with positive images such as Lovers Rock, Coming to England, Free Angela Davis and the Great Debaters. He is the... Read More →

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Friday November 8, 2013 3:05pm - 3:30pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

3:10pm

Skin
Skin
By UK Fellows
2012
5 min

A woman falls in love with a person in her dream; this person is herself. The film is an exploration of her own identity and her assertion that she is the Boss of her destiny regardless of how others may perceive her.

A beautiful short film created by the alumni of Tim Reid’s Legacy Media Institute.




Friday November 8, 2013 3:10pm - 3:18pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138 C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

3:18pm

Least of Us
Least of Us
By NSU Fellows
2012
8 min

A wise man once said, “every society is judged by how it treats its least fortunate.” Least of Us is a powerful story of a father’s love for his terminally ill son done by NSU’s Fellows.



Friday November 8, 2013 3:18pm - 3:28pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138 C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

3:28pm

Hear My Son
Hear My Son
By UK Fellows
2013
10 min

A short film by the UK Fellows dealing with the unsung victims of violence. 



Friday November 8, 2013 3:28pm - 3:40pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138 C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

3:30pm

Coming To England
Directed by Keith Taylor (UK) 60 min

Coming to England’ is an adaptation of Floella Benjamin's highly acclaimed book which was first published in 1994. It tells the story of her journey as a ten year old from her home in Trinidad to London in the 1960's.

Floella's story is typical of many young West Indians of that time, when many of them encouraged by enticing adverts, left their homes in the Caribbean and migrated to Britain. They came in the belief that England was a promised land of golden opportunities. But instead of happiness they found a cold and hostile welcome when they arrived in England.

The film, told from the child perspective, captures in pictures and words, some of the feelings and sensations experienced by Floella and her fellow travellers as they arrive in this strange and unfamiliar place. It depicts what England, particularly London, was like in the early 60's.




Friday November 8, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

3:35pm

The Day They Bombed the Promised Land
An examination of the race riots in Tulsa, Oklahoma that rocked the wealthiest Black community in America, known as “Black Wall Street” in the Greenwood section in the spring of 1921. This incident marks the first time bombs were dropped on America soil. The night’s carnage left some 3,000 Blacks dead and over 600 successful businesses lost and homes destroyed. 


Friday November 8, 2013 3:35pm - 4:00pm
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library: Room 1040 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

3:40pm

Kennedy
Kennedy
By Ace Ashun, UK Fellow
5 min

A touching dramatic short film produced as part of the Prince’s Trust Get Started with Film programme by a UK Fellow.



Friday November 8, 2013 3:40pm - 4:50pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138 C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

4:00pm

Valaida Snow: Queen of the Trumpet
Valaida Snow: Queen of the Trumpet
22 min 

The beautiful Ms. Snow was a singer, dancer, composer, and multi-instrument musician, hailed by Louis Armstrong as the "second best" trumpeter in the world. She was an international sensation whose rise to stardom was halted in 1940. Snow was performing in Copenhagen when Nazi troops invaded; she was arrested and placed in a German prisoner-of-war camp. From Shanghai to Sweden, from being feted by royalty to being brutalized as a prisoner of war, Snow's story is fascinating, tragic and triumphant.




Friday November 8, 2013 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library: Room 1040 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

4:25pm

Church Street: A Community Legacy
Church Street: A Community Legacy
23 min

Church Street was the soul and salvation of an entire Black community, until it was destroyed by Urban renewal. This documentary is the story of a proud and strong Black community in the heart of Norfolk, Virginia.  


Friday November 8, 2013 4:25pm - 4:50pm
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library: Room 1040 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

4:30pm

Blood ah Go Run
Directed by Menelik Shabazz (UK) 20 mins

Blood Ah Go Run (Blood Will Flow/Be Shed) documents events that took place in London in 1981 including the New Cross fire, the subsequent Black People’s Day of Action, and the Brixton riot.

The film records how the Metropolitan Police attacked and attempted to subvert the peaceful march on the Black People’s Day of Action, the first time Black people in the UK had demonstrated publicly in such numbers. The Brixton riot followed two months later, sparked by the “Sus” laws and the police’s “Operation Swamp” in Brixton.




Friday November 8, 2013 4:30pm - 4:50pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

4:50pm

Zion
Zion
By Sheila Nortley, UK/USA Fellow
2012-2013
25 min


Friday November 8, 2013 4:50pm - 5:17pm
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library: Room 1040 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

4:50pm

Cuba: Through a Lens That's Black
Cuba: Through A Lens That’s Black
By Trevon Facey, VSU Fellow
2013
12 min

A Legacy Media Institute fellow's view of Cuba, based on a recent trip he made to the country.  


Friday November 8, 2013 4:50pm - 5:22pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138 C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

4:50pm

The Promised Ship
Directed by Luciano Capelli and Yazmin Ross (Costa Rica)
52 min

“The Promised Ship” is a documentary that follows the oral history of the Black Star Line, a maritime venture undertaken by Marcus Garvey, the leader of the first massive Black Power movement of the 20th Century. The Black Star Line was a steamship line intended to bring Black people across the Atlantic in search of their lost homelands.
The old townspeople of Limon in Costa Rica recall the impact this adventure had on the banana barons and workers of the time, and keep alive the utopia that mobilized millions of people of African descent around the world.

LLB Large Library Instruction Room 1040/Media Center


Friday November 8, 2013 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library: Room 1040 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

4:50pm

Sus
Sus
Directed by Robert Heath (UK) 95 min
Feature Film

From Barrie Keeffe's award-winning British classic play ‘The Long Good Friday’ and based on a true story, SUS is a political drama and powerful outcry against institutional racism, and of course the ever-controversial SUS ("suspect under suspicion"), laws. It is set in a police station on the evening of the 1979 General Election, where a black suspect is brought in and interrogated on suspicion of murder.


Friday November 8, 2013 4:50pm - 6:20pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

5:40pm

Rain
Rain
Directed by Maria Govan
(Bahamas) 93 min

A teenager named Rain has lived her entire life with her grandmother on a tiny rural island in the Bahamas. When her grandmother dies, Rain goes to Nassau to find her mother, Glory, whom she has never met. When she arrives, Rain is devastated to discover that Glory lives in a desperately poor, AIDS‐ravaged neighborhood called “The Graveyard” and that she turns tricks to support her drug habit. With no strong maternal role model in her life, Rain must look within for strength and discovers she has a gift for running. Rain receives guidance from her school’s track coach, Ms. Adams, but Rain’s living situation threatens to spoil her dream. 





Friday November 8, 2013 5:40pm - 7:13pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138 C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

6:20pm

Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend
Directed, Produced, and Written by Esther Anderson (UK)
Music Documentary

Based on footage shot in the early seventies and lost for more than thirty years, journey to Jamaica and into 56 Hope Road, Kingston, to see and hear the young Bob Marley before he was famous. The film shows us the Wailers' first rehearsal, when the idea of a Jamaican supergroup like the Beatles or the Stones was still just a dream. We sit in on the launch of their international career with "Get Up Stand Up", "I Shot The Sheriff", and the "Burnin'" and "Catch A Fire" albums that brought to the world Reggae music and Rasta consciousness together as one, starting a revolution that would change rock music and contemporary culture.

95 min



Friday November 8, 2013 6:20pm - 7:50pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

7:00pm

Honor Flight
By Dan Hayes (USA)
Documentary Film
7 p.m. at Nauticus

Honor Flight is a touching documentary about four living World War II veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime. Volunteers race against the clock to fly thousands of WWII veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorial constructed for them in 2004, nearly 60 years after their epic struggle.

The trips are called “Honor Flights” and for the veterans, who are in their late 80s and early 90s, it’s often the first time they’ve been thanked and the last trip of their lives. The 24-hour journey is full of surprises that deeply move all who are involved. It’s uncommon for World War II veterans to talk about the War, but the Honor Flight experience brings their stories out. Many veterans say, with the exception of their wedding day and the birth of their children, the trip is the best day of their life.

However, success is all but ensured. 1,000 World War II veterans die every day and getting them on an Honor Flight in time is a constant battle. The film features Orville Lemke, a former plumber and beloved father of nine who fights to hold off terminal cancer so he can make the trip, and Julian Plaster, an 89-year-old poet who has survived almost all of his friends and family.

Honor Flight also chronicles the stories of veterans Joe Demler and Harvey Kurz. They raise money for and promote the Honor Flight program to help fly as many of their fellow veterans as possible. Joe, a soft-spoken retired postmaster, was famously pictured in Life magazine as “the Human Skeleton” upon his liberation from a German POW camp. Days from death, he weighed just 70 lbs. His comedic sidekick, Harvey, saw the iconic flag go up at the Battle of Iwo Jima, unbeknownst to the shoppers he bags groceries for at the local Pick n’ Save.

As the Honor Flight trip unfolds, Orville, Julian, Joe, Harvey and others share their stories and wisdom. While the Honor Flight program is meant to give something back to these humble heroes, the sheer goodness they embody and their profound appreciation for life in freedom, transforms the lives of everyone they meet.

Nauticus Theater
90 min

Friday November 8, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Nauticus 1 Waterside Dr | Norfolk, VA 23510

8:00pm

The Loves of a Zombi
By Arnold Antonin (Haiti) 100 min

The entire country of Haiti is focused on what seems to be an unfolding comic soap opera: a recently escaped zombie tells his story to the media and professes his love for a woman. A female reporter follows the story closely. Through her report, she discovers how a group of politicians have decided to exploit the zombie’s popularity. They propel him as a presidential candidate, but do so without thinking about the ambitions and seductive powers of the “Baron Samedi,” the lord of the cemeteries.

Friday November 8, 2013 8:00pm - 9:40pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

8:30pm

Opening Night Gala
Invited guests and festival attendees come to together for an evening filled with music, hors d’oeuvres and artistic conversations, to celebrate Opening Night of the Legacy Media Institute International Film Festival. 

 

Friday November 8, 2013 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Nauticus 1 Waterside Dr | Norfolk, VA 23510
 
Saturday, November 9
 

11:00am

Maestra
Directed by Catherine Murphy (USA/Cuba) 33 min 

In 1961, two years after the revolution, Cuba recruited 100,000 youth to go to the countryside to teach peasants how to read and write. Within one year, these teachers, the majority of them young women and teenage girls, taught 707,000 Cubans to read and write, eradicating illiteracy, according to UNESCO standards, in one of the most successful literacy campaigns ever in the world. Cuba’s model of achieving Literacy is currently being adopted in over 50 nations.

Maestra celebrates this amazing story on the 50th anniversary of the literacy campaign through original film footage of the period, photographs and personal interviews of the teachers who are now in their 60's, 70's and 80's. As they tell their stories, the Cuban women reflect on the transformation of their own lives and the whole of Cuban society as a result of the literacy campaign. For most, it was the first time these women experienced independence and realized their power.


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:00am - 11:30am
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

11:30am

Discussion with Catherine Murphy | Director of 'Maestra'
Catherine Murphy is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who has spent much of the last 10 years working in Latin America. She is founder & director of The Literacy Project, a multi-media documentary project on adult literacy in the Americas.

As an independent producer, Murphy's work has largely focused on social documentaries. She has field produced films like Saul Landau's Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up?, Eugene Corr's From Ghost Town to Havana, served on the production crew of Gay Cuba; and subtitled Stealing America by Dorothy Fadiman, Jaime Kibben's The Greening of Cuba, and Out and Refusenicks by Sonja de Vries. She also served an archival researcher for Susanne Rostock's recent biography of Harry Belafonte, Sing Your Song.

Murphy served as senior staff producer at the TeleSur TV Washington bureau in 2006 and has produced content for PBS, TeleSur, Avila TV, Pacifica Radio National, WBAI and KPFA. While in Caracas in 2009, she founded Tres Musas Producciones, a collaborative production house of independent women producers working in film, music and literature.

MAESTRA is her directing debut.


Saturday November 9, 2013 11:30am - 12:00pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

12:05pm

The Black Mozart in Cuba
Directed by Stephanie James (Guadeloupe) 52 min

Joseph Boulogne, Le Chevalier de St George, was a Black classical composer and violin virtuoso born in Guadeloupe in the mid 18th century. The son of a slave and her master, he achieved enormous success as a musician, fencer, and military man. Yet, when he died in 1799, he was all but erased from history. The Black Mozart in Cuba is the latest act in the rehabilitation of the memory of this extraordinary human being. The film skillfully combines biographical information with performances of his works. The event, held in Cuba in 2005 in his honor, is truly engaging and important and inspired a remarkable film.




Saturday November 9, 2013 12:05pm - 1:00pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

12:15pm

Breaking Night
Directed by Yolanda Ross (USA)

Breaking Night is a 7 minute hybrid music video/short film, shot on a “red epic” in New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA.

In 1970’s rural Louisiana, a young girl flees her small town, shedding her ‘fast girl’ image, emerging as a young woman with purpose as night gives way to morning. A young girl, going nowhere fast, flees her small town with her boyfriend. By circumstance…in the middle of the night, in the middle of nowhere, she meets a couple like none she’s ever seen before. That chance meeting changes her outlook. As night gives way to morning, she abandons the young ‘fast girl’ she was, emerging as a young woman with purpose, into the light.

7 min

Saturday November 9, 2013 12:15pm - 12:25pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

12:30pm

No Weapon Shall Prosper
Directed by April Marcell (USA) 95 min

Diana lives her life trying to appease her husband’s abusive outrages. She finds comfort and guidance in the arms of another man. When her husband discovers Diana’s extramarital affair, he threatens everyone she cares about. Lost and with no direction to turn, Diana finds solace in God and realizes she was never alone.




Saturday November 9, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

1:00pm

A Certain Shore of the Sea
Directed by Mario Delatour (Haiti)
Documentary Film

It tells the story of Arab migration to Haiti and its legacy.

52 min


Saturday November 9, 2013 1:00pm - 1:55pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

1:30pm

Discussions with Camille Abrahams | Animae Caribe Series
Animation Series
Discussion with:
Camille Selvon Abrahams, CEO Full Circle Animation Studio
Creative Director, Animae Caribe Animation Festival

Camille is an award winning multi-media producer and animator who returned to Trinidad & Tobago after spending five years honing her animation and multi-media production skills in the United Kingdom. She graduated from Goldsmiths University of London with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media and Communications specialising in animation. Her Final Year animation ‘The MasterPEACE’, won the Royal Television Society Award in London.

Camille has recently invested substantial creative ingenuity into the development of the animation industry in Trinidad and Tobago. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Animae Caribe Animation and New Media Festival, the Caribbean's first animation and new media festival. She is currently at the University of Trinidad and Tobago as Program Administrator and lecturer for the Animation Studies Diploma. Camille launched in 2003 Full Circle Animation Studio. This facility employs over ten full time staff members, whom she trained in the area of animation. This studio currently creates animation content and digital solutions for several agencies and corporate companies. She was honored with the Toronto based Caribbean Tales Innovation Award for the work that she has achieved in the Caribbean in the field of Animation. Her most recent production is in development, a 26 part animation children series created in the Caribbean using the skills, music and talent of the people of the Caribbean.

In 2012, Camille was selected by the regional institution, Caribbean Examination Council to co-create a brand new syllabus for the Caribbean region, in Digital Media Studies for CAPE and sixth form secondary education. Camille also was selected to be on the CARIFESTA 2013 Interim Festival Directorate under the support of CARICOM. Her mission on the team is to work with the Surinamese Film committee for the CARIFESTA Film Festival to showcase Caribbean Film and animation in Paramaribo Suriname CARIFESTA Edition August 2013

NSU Student Center: Rm. 138C

Saturday November 9, 2013 1:30pm - 1:45pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138 A 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

2:00pm

Elza's Happiness
Elza's Happiness (Le Bonheur d’ Elza)
by Mariette Monpierre (Guadeloupe)
Fiction

A young Parisian woman of Caribbean descent returns to her native island of Guadeloupe in search of the father she has never known.

Bernadette, a single mother in Paris, tries to provide her daughters with everything. She is thrilled when her eldest daughter, Elza, is the first in the family to graduate from college earning a master's degree summa cum laude. But Elza breaks her mother's heart by running away to their native Guadeloupe in search of a distant childhood memory: the father she barely remembers. This feature debut by writer/director Mariette Monpierre offers an unusual insider's view of lush island culture as she captures the passion and contradictions of this family.

[Français]
Elza, une jeune parisienne d’origine antillaise retourne en Guadeloupe chercher son père qu’elle ne connais pas. Elle feint de se soumettre à l’interdit de sa mère, mais le soir même prend le vol pour Pointe-à-Pitre.

Malgré une pudeur mutique ancestrale, Bernadette, a tout donné avec amour à ses deux filles, rien n’est assez exceptionnel pour elles. Elza obtient avec brio sa maîtrise de mathématiques. C'est la première diplômée de la famille, une magnifique récompense pour sa mère qui pourtant exige encore plus de son aînée: l’agrégation. Mais sa fille ruine son bonheur en partant contre son gré en Guadeloupe, chercher son père qu'elle ne connait pas. Elza nous entraîne avec passion et obstination dans cette île lumineuse qui lui réserve bien des surprises.

81 min


Saturday November 9, 2013 2:00pm - 3:25pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

2:10pm

Blood
Directed Kolton Lee (Jamaica/UK)
8 min

Danny is an amateur boxer who is about to engage in his first professional fight. Years of preparation by his father Isaac and his trainer, Geoff, are on the verge of paying off. All his has to do is win.... But sometimes one has to lose to do that.



Saturday November 9, 2013 2:10pm - 2:20pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

2:15pm

Africa’s Black Star: The Political Rise and Fall of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah
By Nuakai Aru, UK Fellow
2012
43 min

"Africa's Black Star" tells the political rise and fall of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's and Africa's first independent president after colonial rule. The former President of Ghana Dr Kwame Nkrumah, was dubbed "the Man of the Millennium" by BBC World Service listeners.

The film covers Nkrumah's phenomenal rise to power, Africa's independence movement, his successes and losses, the internal and external enemies, the 1966 coup and the continuation of his legacy in Ghana and Africa. This is a ground-breaking documentary with beautiful visuals of the country and unprecedented access from family members, friends, politicians and historians from Ghana, the UK and the USA.




Saturday November 9, 2013 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library: Room 1040 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

2:20pm

There is No Place for You Here
Directed by Elliott C. Balsley, Ravi Lloyd, Sam Price-Waldman, Haley Quartarone, and Ruby Stocking (USA)

In rural Ghana, Daniel Sekyere, a 15-year-old boy, works in illegal gold mining to support himself. In the gold extraction area where Daniel works, many children are employed in dangerous, physically demanding work as they extract gold from large stones.

While Daniel dreams of becoming a pastor, the demanding gold mining work takes up the majority of his time and he struggles to complete primary school. He is one of over 2,000 Ghanaian children in a similar situation. Physically in pain and yearning to continue his education and become a pastor, Daniel seeks support from Michael Obuodum, a former miner and compassionate radio host in the community. Guided by Michael and a local NGO, “The Social Support Foundation,” Daniel must choose the between the immediate struggle for food and the pursuit of his dreams.

THERE IS NO PLACE FOR YOU HERE is the story of Daniel’s struggle, told through bold, cinematic scenes, from deep underground to the hope of a Ghanaian church service. Ultimately, the film is a statement about the importance of seeking help, even in the worst of situations.

16 min

Saturday November 9, 2013 2:20pm - 2:35pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

2:35pm

Brooklyn Racine
Directed by Jeremy Robins and Magaly Damas (USA)
Documentary

What happens when a group of young Haitian immigrants bring the enduring legacy of “rara” — voodoo-inspired marching music — from the Haitian hills to Brooklyn streets? The results awaken a pride for home that takes even the participants by surprise!

12 min

Saturday November 9, 2013 2:35pm - 2:50pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

2:50pm

Catch a Fire
Directed by Menelik Shabazz (Barbados/UK)
Documentary Film

This award winning documentary/drama tells the story of Paul Bogle and the Morant Bay rebellion in Jamaica 1865. This rebellion had a major impact on British colonial attitudes of race and empire in Victorian Britain, still present today. Paul Bogle is immortalized in the lyrics of reggae singers like Bob Marley and Burning Spear.

30 min

Saturday November 9, 2013 2:50pm - 3:30pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

3:00pm

Cuba: Through a Lens That's Black
Cuba: Through A Lens That’s Black
By Trevon Facey, VSU Fellow
2013
12 min

A Legacy Media Institute fellow's view of Cuba, based on a recent trip he made to the country.  



Saturday November 9, 2013 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library: Room 1040 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

3:30pm

The Odd Eggscape
The Odd Eggscape (Trinidad)
Created by Andre Pierre and Cleve Chadee
This is the story of a man and a chicken with an egg-traordinary twist. 


Saturday November 9, 2013 3:30pm - 3:45pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138 A 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

3:30pm

The Black Creoles: Memories and Identities
Directed by Maria José Álvarez and Martha Clarissa Hernández (Nicaragua) 90 min

This film narrates the largely untold story of this group of African descendants of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua. María José Álvarez and Martha Clarissa Hernández, Nicaraguan filmmakers and co-directors of this ethnographic documentary, collected oral testimonies that detail the ethno-genesis of the Creole ethnic group, its ancestral customs, cultural traditions, historic relationship to the Caribbean, and the challenges it has faced in Nicaragua. The film was shot entirely in Bluefields, Pearl Lagoon, Karatá and Puerto Cabezas.




Saturday November 9, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

3:35pm

The Stuart Hall Project
Directed by John Akomfrah (UK)
Documentary Film

A film about revolution, politics, culture and the New Left experience.

Stuart Hall is one of the most influential and esteemed cultural theorists of his generation. A thinker and commentator, his is one of the intellectual giants of the last sixty years.

John Akomfrah's sweeping and majestic feature length documentary THE STUART HALL PROJECT takes the viewer on a roller coaster ride through the upheavals, struggles and turning points that made the 20th century the most important period of global political change to date. THE STUART HALL PROJECT is a documentary told through the ideas of Stuart Hall and heard through the sonic landscape of the music of Miles Davis.

103 min

Saturday November 9, 2013 3:35pm - 5:45pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

3:42pm

Skin
Skin
By UK Fellows
2012
5 min



Saturday November 9, 2013 3:42pm - 3:48pm
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library: Room 1040 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

3:45pm

Cabbie Chronicle
Cabbie Chronicle (Jamaica) 5 min
Animator: Anieph Latchman
Writer: Alison Latchman
Illustrator: Marlo Scott
The daily life of a Jamaican cabbie driver who, like many, longs for the “good old days” in Jamaica.


Saturday November 9, 2013 3:45pm - 4:00pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138 A 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

3:48pm

Least of Us
Least of Us
By NSU Fellows
2012
8 min


Saturday November 9, 2013 3:48pm - 4:00pm
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library: Room 1040 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

4:00pm

Hear My Son
Hear My Son
By UK Fellows
2013
10 min


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 4:12pm
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library: Room 1040 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

4:00pm

Solitary Mesa
By Joel Charles and Cassius Humphrey
A University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) winning animation student film.


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:00pm - 4:15pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138 A 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

4:12pm

Kennedy
Kennedy
By Ace Ashun, UK Fellow
5 min


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:12pm - 4:20pm
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library: Room 1040 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

4:15pm

El Maestrico

El Maestrico (Cuba) 17 min
Directed by Isis Chaviano

El Maestrico (The Young Teacher) arrives with the mission of teaching a rural family how to read and write, but the father resists, caught in the crossroad between knowledge and ignorance. 



Saturday November 9, 2013 4:15pm - 4:30pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138 A 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

4:20pm

Soap
Directed by: Praheme, 
LMI - Howard Univ Fellow
(USA) 17 min

Leroy Jones is an accomplished but unemployed Black man who believes his race is the root of his problems. After a night of heavy boozing, Leroy stumbles across an eccentric salesman who offers him a life-changing opportunity in the form of a mysterious bar of soap. To his surprise, the soap washes away his Black skin…and he finds that some problems are more than skin deep. 


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:20pm - 4:50pm
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library: Room 1040 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

4:30pm

Kina Sky
Kina Sky (Jamaica) 15 min
Directed by Coretta Singer
A cyborg girl on earth takes flight, and decides to explore the world above her.


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:30pm - 4:45pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138 A 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

4:45pm

Pass Me Dalla
Pass Me Dalla (St. Lucia) 4:40 min
Created by Ted Sandiford
A young man encounters great misfortune when he has to pay his bus fare and realizes he has no money.


Saturday November 9, 2013 4:45pm - 5:00pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138 A 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

5:05pm

Benko's Children
(Colombia/France)
Documentary Film
52 min

The film explores the African heritage of the Columbia's Caribbean coast and the roots of Afro-Colombian music in relation to Cuba "son," calypso, reggae and other diasporic Afro-Latin styles, with a focus one of the hemisphere's most important slave-trading port cities, Cartagena.




Saturday November 9, 2013 5:05pm - 6:00pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

5:50pm

El Camino
(USA)
A noir short film about a photojournalist named Henry Gyles investigating the murder of his former enemy.

9 min


Saturday November 9, 2013 5:50pm - 6:00pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

6:00pm

Ravi and Jane
Directed by Stuart O’Rourke (Australia)

Ravi & Jane is a heart warming short film which tells the story of two class mates who strike up a budding friendship. A shy 10 year old, Ravi, has just moved to Australia from his native land of Sri Lanka. On his first day in a new school, he is befriended by Jane. Whilst their lives are worlds apart, the two are inseparable until circumstances beyond their control divide them.

15 min


Saturday November 9, 2013 6:00pm - 6:15pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

6:15pm

Bama and Fred
Directed by Brian Gerber (USA)

An elderly widow wrestles with the pain of her past. Love is her only way out.

“Bama and Fred” is a story of forgiveness and lost love found. Bama struggles with depression as she grapples with the recent death of her husband. An unexpected visit from Fred forces her to confront her painful past in order to win her fight for independence.


"Bama and Fred" was produced by Courtney Jackson, written by Sandra Bowes and directed by Brian Gerber. All three were students in Regent University's Cinema and Television Department at the time of the production. The film was Executive Produced by filmmaker and author Booker T. Mattison for his Advanced Production class at Regent. "Bama and Fred" was the Regent Cinema and Television department's endowed film for the spring of 2011. In addition to winning a CINE Golden Eagle award in 2012, the film has garnered critical acclaim in festivals around the country.

Starring Novella Nelson from "Antwone Fisher" and Ted Lange best known for his role as the bartender, Isaac Washington, in the 1970s TV series The Love Boat.

16 min


Saturday November 9, 2013 6:15pm - 6:30pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 138C 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

7:00pm

Toussaint L'Ouverture
Directed by Philippe Niang (France/Haiti)
In French and Haitian Creole with English subtitles

Toussaint L’Ouverture is the long-awaited, two-part action-packed epic film, depicting the life of the Haitian leader. L’Ouverture led the first successful slave revolt in world history, defeating Napoleon Bonaparte and winning independence from France. Known for his military genius and political acumen, L’Ouverture established Haiti as the first black nation in the western hemisphere and the first Black free nation as well. The success of L’Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution rocked the institution of slavery throughout the “New World” of the Americas.

Starring: Jimmy Jean-Louis, Aissa Maiga, and Sonia Rolland.

195 min, including one 15 min intermission

Saturday November 9, 2013 7:00pm - 10:15pm
The Douglas Wilder Center 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504
 
Sunday, November 10
 

12:30pm

Panel: Indie Filmmaking
Panel: Indie Filmmaking

Join established filmmakers as they discuss the challenges and opportunities they’ve experienced in creating, marketing, and getting their independent films and documentaries to the screen. Includes an Audience Q&A.

Moderators
avatar for Tim Reid

Tim Reid

Founder, Legacy Media Institute
Tim Reid, the Emmy-nominated actor, director and producer, has been a mainstay in the entertainment industry for the last three decades. He starred as "Venus Flytrap," on the popular CBS television series WKRP in Cincinnati from 1978 - 1982. Twice he has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award for "Best Actor in a Comedy" for his popular characters. Reid has had many starring roles over the years in several television series, including... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rae Dawn Chong

Rae Dawn Chong

Rae Dawn Chong is an actor, writer and producer. As the eldest daughter of comedian Tommy Chong, she started acting at age 12 appearing in Disney’s “Whiz Kids of Riverton.” Years later she is still making movies appearing in the Duplass brothers film “Jeff who lives at home” which also starred Susan Sarandon and Jason Segal. She has been writing since 1993 and has a nice collection of strong pilot scripts... Read More →
avatar for April Marcell

April Marcell

April Marcell is the CEO and founder of Gibson & White Pictures, Producer, Director, Playwright, Filmmaker with over 50 productions of plays, musicals, concerts, film and staged readings to include Black Cathy a film officially selected for the San Diego Black Film Festival, When Life Knocks You Down and The Way To A Man’s Heart. April has received The Nicole Kohn Film Award; The Evelyn Bradshaw Award for Excellence and The... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Murphy

Catherine Murphy

Catherine Murphy is a San Francisco-based filmmaker who has spent much of the last 10 years working in Latin America. She is founder & director of The Literacy Project, a multi-media documentary project on adult literacy in the Americas. As an independent producer, Murphy's work has largely focused on social documentaries. She has field produced films like Saul Landau's Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up?, Eugene Corr's From Ghost... Read More →
avatar for Monty Ross

Monty Ross

Monty Ross is a prominent filmmaker who, alongside Spike Lee, co-founded 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks and co-produced several films including Malcolm X, Do The Right Thing, Jungle Fever, and School Daze. He produced Keep The Faith, Baby, the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. biopic, the dark comedy Escaping Jersey, and produced and directed the film Reasons with the late Bernie Mac. Currently, he’s producing the film, King Dog.


Sunday November 10, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

1:35pm

Maestra
Directed by Catherine Murphy (USA/Cuba) 33 min

In 1961, two years after the revolution, Cuba recruited 100,000 youth to go to the countryside to teach peasants how to read and write. Within one year, these teachers, the majority of them young women and teenage girls, taught 707,000 Cubans to read and write, eradicating illiteracy, according to UNESCO standards, in one of the most successful literacy campaigns ever in the world. Cuba’s model of achieving Literacy is currently being adopted in over 50 nations.

Maestra celebrates this amazing story on the 50th anniversary of the literacy campaign through original film footage of the period, photographs and personal interviews of the teachers who are now in their 60's, 70's and 80's. As they tell their stories, the Cuban women reflect on the transformation of their own lives and the whole of Cuban society as a result of the literacy campaign. For most, it was the first time these women experienced independence and realized their power.




Sunday November 10, 2013 1:35pm - 2:10pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

2:10pm

Breaking Night
Directed by Yolanda Ross (USA) 7 min

Breaking Night is a 7 minute hybrid music video/short film, shot on a “red epic” in New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA.

In 1970’s rural Louisiana, a young girl flees her small town, shedding her ‘fast girl’ image, emerging as a young woman with purpose as night gives way to morning. A young girl, going nowhere fast, flees her small town with her boyfriend. By circumstance…in the middle of the night, in the middle of nowhere, she meets a couple like none she’s ever seen before. That chance meeting changes her outlook. As night gives way to morning, she abandons the young ‘fast girl’ she was, emerging as a young woman with purpose, into the light.



Sunday November 10, 2013 2:10pm - 2:20pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

2:15pm

Builders of the Alaskan Highway
Builders of the Alaskan Highway

In an amazingly short eight months span, under the harshest weather conditions, 3,600 Black army troops persevered to accomplish an incredible feat of engineering building the WWII critical defense route known as “The Alcan Highway”. These unheralded men cleared 1,621 miles, of rugged, unmapped wilderness stretching from British Columbia to Fairbanks, Alaska.


Sunday November 10, 2013 2:15pm - 2:40pm
Lyman Beecher Brooks Library: Room 1040 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

2:20pm

Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions
Directed by Praheme (USA)
100 min

Troop 491: The Adventures of the Muddy Lions follows Tristan, a naïve adolescent boy coping with life in the projects, who is enrolled in the Boy Scouts by his mother in an effort to keep him off the streets, but when he witnesses a homicide, the local thug demands his silence, and he must learn with the help of his new friends that doing the right thing isn’t always easy.

Will he follow the code of the streets or the code of the scouts?



Sunday November 10, 2013 2:20pm - 4:00pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

2:30pm

Sunday Brunch Before the Screening of When We Were Colored
Sunday November 10, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Attucks Theater 1010 Church St Norfolk | VA 23510

4:00pm

Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored
Once Upon a Time…When We Were Colored
and Discussion with Clifton Taulbert, Author

Experience an America that remains only in the hearts and minds of those who were brought up in this small southern community. Lost in the sweat of the cotton fields and hidden in the juke joints of Muddy Water blues, the people of Glen Allan nurtured and protected each other while celebrating life to the fullest.

Based on the critically acclaimed book by Clifton L. Taulbert, ONCE UPON A TIME... WHEN WE WERE COLORED chronicles the author's coming-of-age in the segregated South in a time when the Ku Klux Klan terrorized the streets and "White's Only" were among the first words learned by African American children. Clifton was encouraged by the love and kinship of the tightly knit community to overcome the bigotry and intolerance of the South, allowing him to embark on an extraordinary journey.

Starring: Al Freeman Jr, Phylicia Rashad, Leon, Paula Kelly, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Anna Maria Horsford, Bernie Casey, Isaac Hayes....)

Moderators
avatar for Tim Reid

Tim Reid

Founder, Legacy Media Institute
Tim Reid, the Emmy-nominated actor, director and producer, has been a mainstay in the entertainment industry for the last three decades. He starred as "Venus Flytrap," on the popular CBS television series WKRP in Cincinnati from 1978 - 1982. Twice he has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award for "Best Actor in a Comedy" for his popular characters. Reid has had many starring roles over the years in several television series, including... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Clifton Taulbert

Clifton Taulbert

Clifton L. Taulbert has been honored throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan, South Africa and the Middle East as a gifted writer of warm, honest and heartfelt stories. | | The opening volume of his memoirs, Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored, was among the first foreign books provided to Nelson Mandela after his release from prison. Letters praising When We Were Colored have come from members of South Africa Parliament and... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Attucks Theater 1010 Church St Norfolk | VA 23510

4:05pm

Cabbie Chronicle
Cabbie Chronicle (Jamaica) 5 min

Animator: Anieph Latchman
Writer: Alison Latchman
Illustrator: Marlo Scott

The daily life of a Jamaican cabbie driver who, like many, longs for the “good old days” in Jamaica.




Sunday November 10, 2013 4:05pm - 4:10pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

4:10pm

Coming To England
Directed by Keith Taylor (UK) 60 min

Coming to England’ is an adaptation of Floella Benjamin's highly acclaimed book which was first published in 1994. It tells the story of her journey as a ten year old from her home in Trinidad to London in the 1960's.

Floella's story is typical of many young West Indians of that time, when many of them encouraged by enticing adverts, left their homes in the Caribbean and migrated to Britain. They came in the belief that England was a promised land of golden opportunities. But instead of happiness they found a cold and hostile welcome when they arrived in England.

The film, told from the child perspective, captures in pictures and words, some of the feelings and sensations experienced by Floella and her fellow travellers as they arrive in this strange and unfamiliar place. It depicts what England, particularly London, was like in the early 60's.






Sunday November 10, 2013 4:10pm - 5:00pm
NSU Student Center: Rm. 149 700 Park Avenue | Norfolk, VA 23504

7:00pm

Lubaraun (In Search of One's Identity)
Directed by Maria José Álvarez and Martha Clarissa Hernández (Nicaragua)
Documentary Film

A US Premiere and Discussion in the Presence of the Directors and the Ambassador of Nicaragua to the United States

Sunday November 10, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Naro Expanded Cinema 1507 Colley Avenue | Norfolk, VA

8:30pm

Closing Remarks/Audience Choice Awards
Closing ceremonies and Audience Choice Awards

Sunday November 10, 2013 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Naro Expanded Cinema 1507 Colley Avenue | Norfolk, VA