Caribbean Diaspora Shorts Program

Caribbean Diaspora Shorts Program


Our Caribbean Diaspora Shorts Program features a selection of short films by directors from across the diaspora.

The Book of Jasmine
Directed by Melanie Grant
Barbados / 14 minutes / 2017  English
A young Spiritual Baptist undergoes the mourning ritual to seek guidance to suppress her desires for the woman she loves.

Directed by Ian Harnarine
USA, Trinidad and Tobago / 7 minutes / 2018 / English
In New York City, Rajni is a homesick nanny to an upper-middle-class family. She keeps in touch with her own daughter, Mosaic, back in Trinidad by video-chatting with her. When Mosaic realizes that her mother will not be there for her birthday party, Rajni obsesses over how she can join her.

Directed by Shabier Kirchner
Antigua & Barbuda / 14 minutes / 2018 / English
Tiquan, a 13-year-old Antiguan, recounts bits of his daily life in his small village and community.

Habana Boxing Club
Directed by Danniel Rodriguez
USA / 10 minutes / 2018 / Spanish
A closeted young boxer in rural Cuba must face off with his best friend and rival for a chance to escape his hyper-masculine society.

Directed by Kevin Contento
USA / 11 minutes / 2018 / English
Living on the margins of American society, a Florida boy comes into contact with the sacred.

Cross My Heart
Directed by Sontenish Myers
USA, Jamaica / 14 minutes / 2017 / English
A teenage girl from the US visits her family in Jamaica and uncovers a secret that changes the way she sees the people she loves.

Directed by Juan Pablo Daranas Molina
USA / 12 minutes / 2018 / English, Spanish
A Cuban immigrant tries to find her place in New York City.

She Paradise
Directed by Maya Cozier
Trinidad & Tobago / 14 minutes / 2019 / English
A teenage girl finds that becoming a glamorous soca-music dancer is a lot harder than she first reckoned.


She Paradise’s director, Maya Cozier, Ángela’s director, Juan Pablo Daranas Molina, Habana Boxing Club’s producer, Robert Colom, Caroni’s director, Ian Harnarine, Cross My Heart’s producer, Elizabeth Charles, and Hierophany’s director, Kevin Contento, will be in attendance for a Q&A.

  • Duration: 96 minutes
  • Type: Feature Films

BAM Rose Cinemas

Peter Jay Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Date: March 16 2019

Time: 4:30 pm