Brown Girl Begins
Dir. Sharon Lewis
With Mouna Traoré, Rachael Crawford, Emmanuel Kabango, Shakura S'Aida, Nigel Shawn Williams, and David Rudder
Caribbean folklore meets Afrofuturist superhero saga in this one-of-a-kind feminist origin story inspired by Nalo Hopkinson's acclaimed coming-of-age novel Brown Girl in the Ring. Ti-Jeanne (Traoré) is a reluctant priestess in a post-apocalyptic 2049, who must choose between love and her destiny in order to save her people.
Dir. Khris Burton
In the year 3050, J0.hn, whose emotions have hitherto been regulated by an AI device, finds himself confronting his humanity for the first time when he awakens on a remote desert island.
About the Caribbean Film Series at BAM
The Caribbean Film Series, presents feature films made by Caribbean filmmakers, which highlight the richness, uniqueness, and viability of Caribbean cinema to Brooklyn, home to the largest population of Caribbean nationals in the United States, and to all New York City residents and visitors.
Through the series, the Caribbean Film Academy and the Brooklyn Cinema Collective, in partnership with BAMcinématek, bring films by the best emerging talent from the Caribbean, showcasing Caribbean stories and cultures.
The Caribbean Film Series, is also made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council.