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The trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) announced the first section of its program of films for its 2013 edition, the Caribbean features section. Twenty-two feature-length Caribbean and diaspora films—ten fiction films and 12 documentaries—will screen at the ttff/13, which runs from 17 September–01 October. The 22 films come from 14 Caribbean countries, and all but one will be making their local premiere at the Festival. In addition five of the films will be world premieres, nine will enjoy their Caribbean premiere, and two their international premiere.

The full lineup of Caribbean features follows. Films marked with an asterisk (*) are in competition.

Narrative selections

ABO SO Juan Francisco Pardo, Aruba, 2013, international premiere*

ANA’S FILM Daniel Díaz Torres, Cuba, 2012, T&T premiere

CHRISSY! Marcia Weekes, Barbados, 2012, T&T premiere

GOD LOVES THE FIGHTER Damian Marcano, T&T/USA, 2013, world premiere*

I AM A DIRECTOR Javier Colón, Puerto Rico, 2012, T&T premiere*

KINGSTON PARADISE Mary Wells, Jamaica, 2013, Caribbean premiere*

MELAZA Carlos Lechuga, Cuba, 2012, T&T premiere*

PAYDAY Selwyne Bourne, Barbados, 2013, international premiere

THE SWIMMING POOL Carlos Machado Quintela, Cuba, 2012, T&T premiere

THREE KIDS Jonas d’Adesky, Haiti/Belgium, 2012, T&T premiere*

Documentary selections

CARMITA Laura Guzmán and Israel Cardenás, 2013, Dominican Republic//Mexico/Cuba, Caribbean premiere*

FATAL ASSISTANCE Raoul Peck, Haiti/France, 2013, T&T premiere*

FORWARD EVER: THE KILLING OF A REVOLUTION Bruce Paddington, T&T/Grenada, 2013, world premiere

NO BOIS MAN NO FRAID Christopher Laird, T&T, 2013, world premiere*

POETRY IS AN ISLAND: DEREK WALCOTT Ida Does, Aruba/The Netherlands/Suriname/Saint Lucia, 2013, world premiere*


SILENT MUSIC Melissa Gomez, Antigua, 2012, Caribbean premiere

SONGS OF REDEMPTION Miquel Galofré and Amanda Sans Pantling, Jamaica/Spain, 2013, T&T premiere*

THE STUART HALL PROJECT John Akomfrah, UK/Jamaica, 2013, Caribbean premiere*

TEN DAYS OF MUHARRAM: THE CEDROS Hosay Che Rodriguez, T&T, 2013, world premiere*

VIVA CUBA LIBRE: RAP IS WAR! Jesse Acevedo, Cuba/Mexico/USA, 2013, Caribbean premiere*

THE WIND THAT BLOWS Thomas Weston, St Vincent and the Grenadines/USA, 2013, T&T premiere

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