The trindad+tobago film festival(ttff) is pleased to announce a new community film series. Family matinee sponsored will run from August 13 to 26 and offers a new entertainment options for families during the August vacation. Admission is free.
The inaugural film series is an extension of the ttff’s ‘community cinema’ -an essential part of ttff’s mission and objectives to use film as an agent of perception change, social transformation, education, entrainment and inspiration.
The family matinee series will present four films featuring children and young people around the world overcoming various forms of social, political and familial adversity, with inspiring conclusions.
Family matinee schedule:
Sun Aug 12, 4pm, Arima Town Hall
Drama/ Spanish with English Subtitles
In this heart melting story of 9-year-old Esteban, who casually discovers his love and talent for the piano. Against all odds in Havana Cuba, he perseveres towards his dream. Featuring a soundtrack by the legendary Cuban piano godfather Chucho Valdés.
Sat Aug 18, 4pm, The Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA)
UWI, Gordon St, St. Augustine
Documentary/ Spanish with English Subtitles
Landfill Harmonic- A Symphony of the Human Spirit
This is the astounding and inspirational story of an orchestra playing music from instruments made entirely out of garbage. When a natural disaster devastates their community, the orchestra provides a source of hope for the town.
Sun Aug 19, 4pm, San Fernando City Hall
Animated Drama/ French with English Subtitles
Adama lives a traditional life in a sheltered valley in West Africa. When his older brother runs away to be a warrior, Adama goes in search of him and inexplicably encounters the French. His quest takes him as far as the Western Front in the middle of World War I.
Sun Aug 26, 4pm, Buccoo Community Centre, Tobago
Drama/ Amharic with English Subtitles
When Ephraim is sent from his homeland in Ethiopia to live with distant relatives, he takes his beloved lamb with him. When his uncle announces his intention to sacrifice the lamb Ephraim is ready to do anything to save his only friend and return home.
Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks.