2 Short Films by Patricia Mohammed: Chat w/Film-Maker {FREE ENTRY} – End of Semester Production at Errol Barrow Centre, Cave Hill

Coolie Pink and Green (25 mins)

A young Indian girl in Trinidad, a small island in the Caribbean, is torn between the ancient culture of her ancestors and the multicultural world of the modern society in which she has grown up. Told in a mix of poetry and prose, against the haunting sounds of Indian classical and chutney music, Coolie Pink and Green is the universal tale of the children of migrants who must carve out their own identity in the place they call home.

The Sign of the Loa (17 mins)

This film (2007) cuts through the clichéd scripts of Haiti in the popular imagination as poor and backward, and suffused with a demonic religion, exploring Haitian creativity through the complex geometric design of the vèvè, the sign of the loa (spirit or deity).

The film invites the uninformed and wary traveler to put aside unfounded fears of Haiti and to locate in Haitian religion and artistic production the basis for originality and innovation in new world culture.

This is a FREE viewing of films with discussions… ALL are invited!!!

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