2nd Annual BlackStar Film Festival: Ring di Alarm | Shorts Program

Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Drexel University, Papadakis Auditorium Room 120, 3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

Presented by New Caribbean Cinema Collective

“OUT OF MANY, one people” is Jamaica’s national motto. And out of seven short films this one feature-length film about life in modern-day Jamaica, made by the New Caribbean Cinema collective, was born.

Moving from the majestic Blue Mountains to the gritty ghetto to the stunning north coast, and spinning stories funny, suspenseful, thrilling and poignant, this is a cinematic mosaic as diverse and complex as the island that inspired it.


  • Missed
    Dir. Michelle Serieux, Narrative. 2012, Jamaica/St Lucia, 18 min.

    Director Michelle Serieux will be present for a Q&A after the film.

    A startling reality unfolds for Catherine when she is forced to confront her husband’s Blue Mountain roots. Missed is a story about human folly and the devastation of unmet expectation.

  • My Vote
    Dir. Joel Burke, Narrative. 2012, Jamaica, 5 min.
    Philadelphia Premiere

    After a local MP is found murdered Akeem is on the run. Even worse a mob from his community wants to show him how they feel.
  • Parish Bull
    Dir. Michael “Ras Tingle” Tinglin, Narrative. 2012, Jamaica, 20 min.
    Philadelphia Premiere

    Confident, charming and without scruples, Michael is not afraid to make his bed, but he may be afraid to lay in it.
  • Sunday
    Dir. Kyle Chin, Narrative. 2012, Jamaica, 12 min.
    Philadelphia Premiere

    With a vigilante crowd and the police on his tail a gunman seeks refuge in the neighborhood church. Will Randy find redemption or is it too late? Sunday is a look at salvation among imperfect circumstances.
  • Watching Him Kissing Her
    Dir. Storm Saulter, Experimental. 2012, Jamaica, 6 min.
    Philadelphia Premiere

    A visual poem about love, jealousy, murder and remorse. A young woman contemplate’s revenge for her husband’s infidelity.
  • The Young Sea
    Dir. Nile Saulter, Experimental. 2012, Jamaica, 5 min.
    Philadelphia Premiere

    A boy wanders the coastline one lonely summer, looking for connection and meaning in various places. The sea whispers with the voice of his father and secrets are revealed.
Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Global Region: