Skip Main Navigation
Page Content
£5

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

The Classic

28 Upper Tooting Road

Tooting

London

SW17 7PG

United Kingdom

View Map

Friends Who Are Going
Event description

Description

  • CINEGUYANA
    In 2011 The President's Project was designed to fund 5 short films by five independent film makers, morphed into a larger 8 film project which would
    take the film makers from conceptualization, through script design to production planning, shooting, editing and post production. There were no limits except those of cost placed on the filmmakers 6 of whom have never made a film before.
    The result was an interesting mix of themes and genres all of which reflect a rich and often minimized Guyanese culture back to Guyanese and hopefully to the wider world under the CineGuyana brand. A selection of the CINEGUYANA short films will be shown.
    In addition a short film produced for Guyana Speaks entitled, 'Where are we?' by investigative documentary film maker, Francis Michael Bailey, will be shown.

    TIMEHRI FILM FESTIVAL
    A conversation (via SKYPE) with the Festival Director of The Timehri Film Festival (TFF) Romela Lucas and Marketing and Logistics Director, Alysia Christiani. This is an annual film festival, aimed at showcasing the work of Guyanese and Caribbean filmmakers in the Region and Diaspora. The Festival is hosted by the Caribbean Film Academy (CAFA), in partnership with the Caribbean-American culture blog, Rewind & Come Again (RACA). This year, they partnered with Green Screen TT, the Environmental Film Festival in Trinidad & Tobago, and the Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development, in Guyana.
    TFF’s Mission is to celebrate and support the work of Guyanese filmmakers, at home and in the Diaspora, and to share films and stories made in other Caribbean countries, with Guyanese audiences.

    UK PREMIERE OF ADERO
    a Kojo McPherson film, Guyana 2017
    Adero, a brooding 30-odd year old corporate drone, is on a quest to find his true identity. His journey - through his dreams as much as in the physical world - will threaten his comfortable middle-class existence, his very sanity and what we all think we know about what is real before he comes to a more powerful realisation of self than he could ever have imagined.
    Director Kojo McPherson will be available upon conclusion (via SKYPE) to discuss his production and take questions from the audience.
    ---------------- ---------------------

  • September 3 2017 - GUYANA SPEAKS! Georgetown's Architecture and History.
    A close look at Georgetown, which is a tapestry of many historically significant buildings. Influences from Guyana's diverse diaspora reflect what exists today. Some buildings have been lost to fire, neglect or simply demolition to make way for 'progress'.

    September 24 2017 - GUYANA SPEAKS! West African Connections.
    Enslaved Africans, to a greater extent, built Guyana. Not only were they forced to work on the sugar plantations, the many canals to provide drainage and to convey the sugar cane, were dug by them. The African traditions run far and deep, however the influences of West Africa, which are more pronounced, will be examined in depth.

    October 29 2017 - GUYANA SPEAKS! The Indian Arrival.
    The British solution to fill the labour gap after the emancipation of slavery, was to bring Indians to Guyana from the Indian continent. Their arrival in Guyana and treatment thereafter will be discussed. In addition the traditions and customs, now part of Guyana, highlighted.

    November 26 2017 - GUYANA SPEAKS! What will oil do to Guyana?
    The discovery of fossil fuel in Guyana has be a huge boost to the country's morale. To no longer be dependant on foreign oil imports is significant development. Oil, however, has both a negative and positive side as other nations have experienced. An insightful presentation will reveal what may be in short for Guyana.

    December 11 2017 - GUYANA SPEAKS! Christmas Brunch and Charity Bazaar.
    A sumptuous Guyansee Brunch Buffet, featuring all of the Guyanese favourites, will be had, along with a few Guyanese traditional surprises. A deserved Guyanese charity will be the recipient of the proceeds from a Christmas Bazaar to be held in conjunction with the Brunch.

    ----------------------

    There will be three presenters per event; each being allotted 15 minutes to expound on their subject. Each of the presnters will be flanked by a poem that best copulate the theme of the afternoon.

    13.00 - Doors open
    14.00 - Complimentary refreshments served
    14.25 - Welcome and Introduction with topical poem of the day
    14.30 - Presenter 1
    14.45 - Presenter 2
    15.00 - Presenter 3
    15.15hrs - Question and Answer session
    15.30hrs - 'Lime Time' - Guyanese snacks and refreshments for sale
    17.00hrs - Event concludes

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

The Classic

28 Upper Tooting Road

Tooting

London

SW17 7PG

United Kingdom

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved

Social Settings

Save This Event

Event Saved