Announcing "Mout' Open, Story Jump Out" Film Series
The Brooklyn based JouvayFest Collective (JFC) has partnered with Sabira Cole Film Festival (SCFF) in presenting "Mout' Open, Story Jump Out," a new film series of Caribbean oriented features, documentaries, and shorts.
Starting with the first film in the series, CALYPSO DREAMS held on January 17, 2021, this is a captivating film that captures the triumphant human spirit and dynamic musical genius of venerable Calypso singers from the Caribbean island country of Trinidad and Tobago. Next we presented our second series of films "THREE CARIBBEAN SHORTS" that was held on February 21, 2021. The titles: "LIREMU BARANA", "LA' DIABLESSE CURSE" and "PARADISE LOST" and EVERY COOK CAN GOVERN - THE LIFE, IMPACT AND WORK OF C.L.R. JAMES held on March 14, 2021, being the first feature length documentary to explore the life writings of Trinidadian born revolutionary C.L.R. James. These three screenings were followed by a live panel discussion and audience Q&A.
Now to kick off our 2022 Film Series, we are featuring BLACK ORPHEUS (1959), the Academy Award winner for best foreign-language film and Cannes Film Festival's Palm d"Or. This film is Directed by Marcel Camus and staring Marpessa Dawn and Breno Mello to be shown on February 24, 2022.
"Mout' Open, Story Jump Out!" is an exploration and celebration of Caribbean culture through music-related film.
We are asking those who enjoyed these films or anyone who would like to support diverse, creative filmmaking to help support the panelist and filmmakers by donating to the GoFundMe campaign. You can click the Donate Now to show your support.
This panel was hosted by Sabira Cole Film Festival Executive Director, Ogechi Chieke
and featured the following panelist:
Alvin C. Daniell BSc. MSc. is a composer, producer and researcher and is the Managing Director of MAJOR & minor Productions. He has done television colour commentary on Calypso and Steel band live competitions since 1986 and is considered a reliable resource on the history of Calypso and the Steel Band movement.
David Michael Rudder is a Trinidadian calypso musician, known to be one of the most successful calypsonians of all time. His career started as lead singer for the brass band Charlie’s Roots. In 1986 he began his solo calypsonian career, which was followed by an unprecedented rise to fame.
Geoffrey Dunn has produced and directed more than a dozen documentary films, three of which have qualified for Academy Award nominations. Dunn currently serves as lecturer in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of the award-winning book, Santa Cruz Is in the Heart, and was recently awarded a prestigious Gail Rich Award for his contributions to the arts and culture.
"Mout' Open, Story Jump Out!" is an exploration and celebration of Caribbean culture through music-related film. We will be hosting screenings of three films from January to March coupled with a discussion about the featured culture.
We are asking those who enjoy these films or anyone who would like to support diverse, creative filmmaking to help support the panelist and filmmakers by donating to the GoFundMe campaign. You can click the Donate Now to show your support.