HEART BEAT begins airing weekly on BRAVO! from November 27th @ 7pm.
On Monday 26th Novemember, the Trane Studio has invited me to present a special screening of my controversial award-winning film What My Mother Told Me.
“Exquisitely beautiful and profoundly moving, WHAT MY MOTHER TOLD ME is the story of Jesse, a young woman from England, who goes to Trinidad to bury her father. Reluctantly she agrees to meet her mother, whom she thought had abandoned her when she was a child. Her mother tells her stories, revealing a troubled and violent past.”
WHAT MY MOTHER TOLD ME premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1996 and was a Toronto Star Best of Festival. It’s won awards at: The Festival of Black International Cinema, Berlin – Best Film Depicting The Black Experience, Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival – HBO Best Feature, and Through Her Eyes Women of Color Film Festival – Producer’s Choice Award … among others.
directed by Safiya Randera
SAIDA BABA TALIBAH:
directed by Mars Horodyski.
I’m hoping that Safiya and Mars may come along to talk about their work.
What an incredible evening! Don’t miss it…
in association with Bravo! and Gayelle The Channel (Trinidad)
“We all have a heart, which is a drum, beating the rhythm of life…”
Muhtadi, Master Drummer.
Heart Beat is a 13 x 1/2hr documentary series that profiles Canadian-Caribbean musicians and explores the hearts, minds and worlds of some of Canada’s most dynamic musical creators.
Thirteen beautifully crafted point -of-view documentaries profiling artists like: Master drummer Muhtadi, World-beat band Kobo Town, Juno award-winning trumpeter Nick “Brownman” Ali, MOJAH, steel pannist and cultural activist Ian Jones, Cuban singer/songwriter Alex Cuba and Canada’s still unbeaten Calypso Queen Macomere Fifi, to name but a few.The series is created and produced by award-winning filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon, and directed with panache and passion by Lana Lovell, Safiya Randera, Paul Nguyen, Andrea Stewart, Justin Lovell, Mars Horodyski, and Alberto Suarez.