Afro-Latino Festival & Tap + Cork present their feature film programs 6/6/2018
PROGRAM 3. DISPLACEMENT & RESILIENCE. FOLLOWED BY Q&A WITH DIRECTOR Jimmy Jean Louis Goes to Tijuana (2017) Director: Todd Kellstein/Haitian Chicken Language: English Duration: 15:23 min Country: Mexico/Haiti
Drums of Resistance: La Boquilla, Colombia (2018) Director: Sheila Walker, PhD Language: Spanish /w English subtitles Length: 20 minutes Country: Colombia
Defend PR: Afro-Boricua Stories (2018)
Feature film programs take place at The Abrons Center For The Arts located at 466 Grand Street, New York, NY on Saturday July 14th, 2018 From 12:00pm-8:00pm
Dir. Yoel Morales
Directed by Yoel Morales, this sy fy movie is beautifully shot. In a remote part of a Caribbean island, completely cut off from modern technology, we find Moises. The love Moises feels for the girl from another moon gave him the strength to defeat his flesh-eating opponent.
Director Yoel Morales adds: 'the best way to tell our story was to deliver a fantasy movie, with a detailed focus on each character.' Release date: 2017, 76 minutes.
Dr. Steeve Coupeau goes one-on-one with Giancarlo Iannotta, Director of My Country featured at Brooklyn Film Festival, 6/6/2018.
Photo Credit: Giancarlo Iannotta
Can you tell us a bit about the original vision for the film and the journey to get your film screened at Brooklyn Film Festival?
I wanted to initially tell a story about Molise, this little region where my father was born because I had traveled there when I was a kid. I was twelve years old the first time I visited Castel San Vincenzo, the little paese where he was born and I absolutely fell in love with it and I said, "one day I’m either going to write a song about the town (I played in bands at the time), or write a book about it, never thought I’d make a movie but fast-forward now and here we are. I initially started writing the film at the end of 2015, finished the script in early 2016, and then we had a pre-production and production in Italy in the Summer of 2016. Fast forward now two years later almost and we've been at a number of film festivals. I've traveled to New York, Los Angeles, Florida, Texas, and we got to show the movie in Rome and also in Castel San Vincenzo, the little "paese" where we shot the film in kind of a Cinema Paradiso style with a big screen and big speakers. I was really humbled that the Italians enjoyed the film as much as the Americans are enjoying it.
Actress Rossella Celati "Anna" is featured on the right.
A Film on the Revered Ganges River in India
Dir. Vinit Parmar
NYIHA MEDIA is pleased to release the best in Indian cinema. In a beautifully shot non-fiction film, Director Vinit Parmar presents an up-close look at the pollution that has been an ecological scourge troubling the revered Ganges River in India.
The film delivers a rarely seen and authentic view of the life at the river's edge and the people struggling to compel change. With unprecedented access, the film brings to light an age-old industry of leather production in jeopardy, bringing in USD$4 Billion to the Indian economy at a cost of degradation of the environment and the health of the residents.