Film and Talkback: “Auntie”, a film by Lisa Harewood

Wednesday, June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm |

Join us via Zoom to celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month with a screening of the short film “Auntie”, written and directed by Lisa Harewood, a filmmaker from Barbados.

After the 15-minute film, public historian Sandra Taitt-Eaddy will lead a talkback with the audience. Taitt-Eaddy is an educator and independent researcher who specializes in Caribbean genealogy and history.

The program is FREE and open to the public, but spaces are limited. Click here to register with Brown Paper Tickets.  On the day of the program, we’ll send you a reminder email with a link to the Zoom meeting. Please don’t share the link with anyone else; it is unique to you!

Questions? Contact Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager, at natalie_belanger@chs.org.

About the Film:

“Auntie” (Marcia Burrowes) is a middle­-aged seamstress and respected caregiver in her rural Caribbean community. Twelve­ year ­old Kera (Che-­Annika Mayers) is her latest ward, left in Auntie’s care when her mother migrated to England in search of a better life. Seven years later, the two have grown close and Auntie is confronted with the day she has long dreaded when the plane ticket arrives that will reunite Kera with her mother.

The film was made as part of the Commonwealth Shorts program. Out of audience response to the film, the Barrel Stories Project was created to record and share the stories of Caribbean parents and children affected by separation due to migration.

 

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