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Friday, March 2, 2018
CFAFF Partners with
Cultures of Resistance
Women’s Day 2018
FAFF Partners with Cul-
tures of Resistance on
Women’s Day, March 8, 2018
from 6:30pm to 9:00pm, sees
the launch of the pilot of the Car-
ibbean Fashion and Arts Feature
Festival’s, CFAFF Arts Impact In-
itiative to End Violence, with a
focus on gender based violence
CFAFF will be partnering with
screen the internationally ac-
claimed, multi-award winning
documentary, Cultures of Resist-
ance, directed by Iara Lee.
The documentary, a resistance
travelogue on art and creativity
as ammunition in the battle for
peace and justice is the recipient
• USA / LA, Documentary Silver
award, JamFest Indie Film Fes-
tival - 2011.
• CHINA / BEIJING, Best Long
Documentary, Beijing Inter-
national Movie Festival - 2011.
• ETHIOPIA / ADDIS ABABA,
Audience Award, Addis Inter-
national Film Festival - 2011.
• INDIA / JAIPUR, Green Rose
Award, Jaipur International
Film Festival - 2011.
• BENIN / OUIDAH, Python
Audience Prize, Jury Special
Mentions, Ouidah Interna-
tional Film Festival -- 2011.
• UKRAINE / KIEV, Best Docu-
mentary on Human Rights,
Steps International Film Fes-
tival - 2010.
• SA / NY, Best Documentary,
2nd Place, Buffalo Interna-
tional Film Festival - 2011.
• USA / GA, Best Documentary
Feature, Atlanta Underground
Film Festival - 2011.
• USA / UT, Best Documentary
Feature, Red Rock Film Festi-
val - 2011.
• USA / CA, Love & Encourage-
ment Award, SURGE Film Fes-
tival - 2012.
Lara Lee is also founder of the
Cultures of Resistance Network,
which aims to promote and sup-
port organizations, activists, and
artists who seek a more peaceful,
just, and democratic world.
Featuring, Medellín poets for
peace, Capoeira masters from
Brazil, Niger Delta militants,
Iranian graffiti artists, women’s
movement leaders in Rwanda,
Lebanon’s refugee filmmakers,
U.S. political pranksters, Argen-
tina’s Madres de Plaza de Mayo,
indigenous Kayapó activists from
the Xingu, Israeli dissidents, hip-
hop artists from Palestine, and
many more...this documentary
is the perfect introduction to the
CFAFF project which will use
art to help end violence against
women and girls in Trinidad and
Join us at EAST YARD, 27 Prince
Street, Arima for an evening of
film, a panel discussion and so-
cializing with a purpose as we
kick off this exciting project.
For more info or to R.S.V.P email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Joseph to rock
ongshine Open-Mic con-
cert series returns with
its first show of the year
this Sunday. This month’s
special guest performer
is the super-talented Ian Joseph,
lead singer-songwriter of the
Joseph began performing pro-
fessionally in Florida in 2014,
opening for the likes of Burn-
ing Spear, Third World and The
Wailers on the Caribbean music
circuit, at clubs, universities and
concert venues. Before that, he
was a member of the band Zan-
dolie, composing and playing
alongside popular local musi-
cians Nigel Rojas and Rene Co-
ryat. He continues to collaborate
with fusion bands from Canada,
the US and T&T.
Fresh from the stage at Friend-
ship Festival in Piparo last week-
end, where his band impressed
Great music, beautiful vibes, lovely people.
We just want to keep that ball rolling so
original music in T&T always has a stage.
the audience with its original
sound, Joseph is ready to debut
at Songshine. He describes his
songwriting as “essentially pop,”
but with elements of his “strong-
est musical influences, including
Funk, Reggae, Latin, Rock, Kaiso,
Rapso and Zouk”.
Songshine is produced by musi-
cian Gillian Moor, who also played
at Friendship Festival. “It was a
fantastic event,” she says. “Great
music, beautiful vibes, lovely peo-
ple. We just want to keep that ball
rolling so original music in T&T
always has a stage.”
Open-mic performers are welcome to
perform onstage from 7:30 pm.
Songshine takes place at Trevor’s
Edge, St John Road in St Augustine
Doors open at 7 pm. Admission
costs $40. UWi/Tertiary students with
ID pay $20.
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