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Closing Night: Proceeds to Benefit the Jamaican Cultural Alliance

4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City CA 90230

All Day
June 15, 2018


Jamaica Cultural Alliance

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Closing Night: Proceeds to Benefit the Jamaican Cultural Alliance

4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City CA 90230

All Day
June 15, 2018


Proceeds to benefit the Los Angeles-based Jamaican Cultural Alliance

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6:00pm:  Alternative Walk

Mom very enthusiastically is talking with a friend. So she doesn’t see her baby climbs out from the pram, takes
a walk through the park and discreetly returns back.

Genre:  Animation, Short

Director:  Ivan Maximov
Producer:  Alexander Gerasimov

Country:  Russian Federation

6:30pm:  Cross My Heart
An American teenage girl visits her family in Jamaica and uncovers a secret that changes the way she sees the people she loves. This film explores the culture of silence among women, the kinds of secrets we keep and who they’re actually protecting.
Genre:  Coming of Age Drama/Short
Director:  Sontenish A. Myers
Writer:  Sontenish A. Myers
Producer:  Elizaeth Charles
Country:  Jamaica/USA
7:00pm:  The Revolution of the Fairytale
The Recreation of the Fairytale is a creative Caribbean collective, coming together to re write Fairy​tales from popular culture, incorporating unknown heroes from the Caribbean.   Photographers, designers, videographers, and writers all from the Caribbean have pulled together to remake: 
  • Snow White (incorporating Vitiligo awareness, and speaking on the story of Gene Miles of Trinidad)
  •  The Wizard of Oz (incorporating The heroes of the Haitian Revolution, incorporating Orisha elements )
  •  Alice in Wonderland (the story of the black Caribs ) Ras-punzel – merging Caribbean folklore.
Genre(s):  Documentary/History/Fashion
Director:  Fiona Compton
Country:  St. Lucia/Trinidad & Tobago
8:00pm: iRony

A film that explores the relationship between man and technology…told from the perspective of a phone.  Variously described as an Animation, an Experimental Film, a Narrative, a Documentary or a Film-Poem depending on who you speak to, this hand drawn animated film is based on the poem ‘Seven Billion’ written by the film director that won 2 National poetry awards: The Young Australian Writer’s National Award for Poetry, selected out of a field of 30,000 and the Karen W Treanor Poetry Award (Youth).

Genre:  Sci-Fi, Technology, Film Poem

Director:  Radheya Jegatheva
Writer:  Radheya Jegatheva
Producer:  Radheya Jegatheva

Country:  Australia

8:30pm: Grace Jones:  Bloodlight and Bami

This electrifying journey through the public and private worlds of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic. A larger-than-life entertainer, an androgynous glam-pop diva, an unpredictable media presence – Grace Jones is all these things and more. Sophie Fiennes’s documentary goes beyond the traditional music biography, offering a portrait as stylish and unconventional as its subject. Taking us home with her to Jamaica, into the studio with long-time collaborators Sly & Robbie, and backstage at gigs around the world, the film reveals Jones as lover, daughter, mother, and businesswoman. But the stage is the fixed point to which the film returns, with eye-popping performances of “Slave to the Rhythm,” “Pull Up to the Bumper,” “Love is the Drug,” and more. Jones herself has said watching the film “will be like seeing me almost naked” and, indeed, Fiennes’s treatment is every bit as definition-defying as its subject, untamed by either age or life itself.

Genre:  Documentary, Music

Director:  Sophie Fiennes

Country:  U.K./Ireland