The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF) aims to engage and educate audiences in cinemas and art venues across the UK about the contributions of the Windrush generation and its impact on the country through screenings, talkbacks and micro-cinema challenge that will take place in cinemas, schools and community centres across the country.
WCFF Presents: Jamaica Independence Digital Screening & Panel Discussion
About this Event
The second instalment in our INDEPENDENCE SERIES celebrates Jamaica’s Independence with a special screening of the feature film Kingston Paradise by Mary Wells
Host: Juliet Alexander (Journalist & TV Presenter)
Panellists: June Givanni (Film Programmer & Executive Director Pan African Film Archives) and Mary Wells (Kingston Paradise Director).
Dir. Mary Wells, Jamaica, 85 min
Finding himself stuck in the violent ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, a self-absorbed street hustler devises a daring but not-so-clever plan to steal a fancy sports car from right under the owner’s nose. Then things rapidly go downhill When he hits rock bottom, he realizes he has to change, in order to fulfil his dreams. Kingston Paradise is not your typical dance hall and shoot ’em up Jamaican fare especially because Camille Small is an unbelievable gem in her film debut.
Winner Best Diaspora Film at Africa Movie Academy Awards (2014), Pan African Film Festival Programmer’s Award for Narrative Feature (2014), Audience Award for Best Feature at the CaribbeanTales Festival (2013).
WCFF is a UK-based Community Interest Company that aims to educate and inform audiences about the impact of the Windrush generation. We believe it’s important to honour their stories and their lives. We deeply appreciate your support of our programs. All donations will go towards supporting our mandate. Black Stories Matter.
THE WINDRUSH CARIBBEAN FILM FESTIVAL aims to engage and educate audiences on the contributions of the Windrush generation and its impact on the country through screenings, talkbacks and a micro-cinema challenge that will take place in cinemas, schools and community centres across the country.
Due to COVID-19, in 2020, the inaugural edition of WCFF will take place online.
The festival is produced by a nationwide consortium of community, business and creative arts organisations and leaders, led by CARIBBEANTALES UK, RECOGNIZE BLACK HERITAGE & CULTURE and INTEGRITI CAPITAL.
WCFF is registered as a community interest company (CIC) in the UK.
WCFF is part of the CaribbeanTales Media Group, that provides technical support and administration for these events. The films are screened courtesy of CARIBBEANTALES WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION.
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