Showcasing the work of the New Caribbean Cinema and looking at the concept of an emancipated and independent Caribbean cinema, Legacy Film brings 7 stories by 6 directors to the Brighton screen. Taking us from the majestic Blue Mountains, to the gritty ghetto and the stunning north coast. Creating a mosaic of stories as diverse and complex as the island that inspired it.
Two boys (Tamir & Amine) awake one morning to find that their father has abandoned their family. Shocked, they begin to misbehave. While surreptitiously watching a movie, they think they see their father speaking to them and steal the film to examine frames. Their mother (Achta) eventually despairs and sends them to Koranic school. Unhappy, they plan their escape until the eldest boy falls in love with a deaf girl (Khalil)
Legacy Film presents a select series of short films from Africa, the Caribbean and Its diaspora. Short films will take you on a journey from a futuristic 120 degree New York, through Trinidadian boyhood obsessions and onto fantasy fashion-scapes on the African continent. It will also feature the short film about voices of Black opera by director Cathy Hassan. Cathy will be present for Q&Asaround her film. If you're interested in film-making, intrigued by the subject or have any other questions, then now is your chance to get them out.
A young aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming an accomplished actor. In pursuit of this and the chagrin of his family, he makes his way to Nairobi the city of opportunity. He soon understands why it is nicknamed Nairrobery, being robbed of all his belongings and left alone in a city where he doesn't know a soul. Chance brings him face to face with the city's criminals, forming a friendship with a small time crook. Quickly drawn into a world of crime as he struggles to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Keeping the two worlds separate proves to be a challenge as he trudges on in this unknown world called Nairobi.
A love story of bikes and one-night stands told through two African-American twenty-somethings dealing with issues of class, identity, and the evolving conundrum of being a minority in rapidly gentrifying San Francisco-a city with the smallest proportional black population of any other major American city.