‘A Caribbean Dream’ scheduled to be seen by students in Barbados

Secondary and tertiary level students in Barbados have been invited to view the award winning Barbadian and British film, ‘A Caribbean Dream’ .

“The film is a ‘must see‘ for those studying Literature, Theatre Arts, Film, Language and Linguistics – as it offers a delightful adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream‘, as set in Barbados during Crop Over,” said Lynette Eastmond, Producer (Barbados).

Shakirah Bourne, Writer/Director and Melissa Simmonds (Producer) worked together to transpose the original play into this highly accessible version of Shakespeare’s work for the viewer. Simmonds, having lived in both countries, brought ideas for adaptation and cast while Bourne was able to creatively write and direct – a feat that has helped win awards at the London Independent Film Festival and the Charlotte Black Film Festival to date. It is a collaboration of film industry expertise brought together by a first time, female led team of Barbadian and British talent in the form of Caribbean Film Productions LTD.

“The film is a cross-continental collaboration among cast and crew; which in itself is very special and provided the environment for shared learning. The island’s folklore, culture and stunning landscape, lends itself perfectly for the mysticism, comedy and chaos that ensues. Fustic House was the original inspiration “ added Melissa Simmonds, Producer (UK).

The film will run from Thursday May 25, 2017 to Wednesday May 31, 2017 at 10am daily at the Olympus Cinema, Sheraton Mall, Christ Church and students with uniform or ID, can view the film at a special rate of $9. A ‘question and answer’ session will follow each showing. The general public is also invited to enjoy the film; regular rates apply.

“The film has helped to set the bench-mark for local productions. It is of commendable quality – and Olympus is pleased to collaborate with the Producers to make it available to students – as both educational and inspirational,” said John Morgan of FLOW Olympus Theatres.

The film is approved by the Ministry of Education of Barbados for viewing and has received support from the Ministry of Culture.

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