Among the featured directors are CBC host and award-winning playwright Amanda Parris and multi-disciplinary visual griot Quentin VerCetty
(Toronto,ON) – CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) released a full lineup of films
which are now available on its Video-On-Demand platform CaribbeanTales-TV (CT-TV). “We’re
very excited about this year’s programme of films. This year we really wanted to put an
emphasis on our Canadian talent and we’re proud that over 50% of this year’s content is made
by Canadian creatives,” exclaimed Festival Director Diana Webley. “We’re especially excited to
be screening Amanda Parris’ debut film The Death Doula. She has produced some incredible
work in the past and this film is no exception. Meanwhile, Quentin VerCetty, who recently
created a new public art sculpture to commemorate abolitionist figure Joshua Glover continues
to weave his legacy into his short film.”
CTFF 2021 runs from September 8th to 24th with more than 50 short and feature films of
livestream entertainment available on demand. With 13 themes, here are a few standout
Canadian films and directors available for media screening and interviews:
Mission Sankofa Awakening – Directed by Quentin VerCetty (Canada – 2021)
Witness an interstellar effort to save a future world from falling into complete chaos.
Through the eyes of Afronaut – a descendant of Joshua Glover, a historical resident and
former enslaved African who found refuge at Montgomery’s Inn, we embark on a
Heller’s Angels – Directed by Jenny Baboolal (Canada – 2016)
The film tells the story of The Inner City Angels, a small organization in Toronto that
transformed the education system in the 1970s with various programs aimed to bring art
and cultural experiences to schools and the broader community.
The North Star: Finding Black Mecca – Directed by Godfred Adjei (Canada – 2020)
This film documents the little-known history of Chatham-Kent, a small township on the
southern tip of Ontario with a long history of Black-settlement. Though this community
has played a significant role in shaping the country, their stories are often left untold.
I Am Gay – Directed by Ajahnis Charley – (Canada – 2020)
This short documentary reveals the discussions that were had when director and star
Ajahnis Charley comes out to his family. The film features interviews with each member
of his family, including his Guyanese mother who has some negative opinions on
The Death Doula – Directed by Amanda Parris and Lucius Dechausay (Canada – 2020)
Canadian playwright and CBC host Amanda Parris will be showcasing her debut film
co-directed with Lucius Dechausay. The film is a Black Mirror-esque Sci Fi short film
depicting a dystopian near-future where our date of death is predicted by an app. The
protagonist is then tasked with aiding his first love as she nears her final hour.
Click here for the full Caribbeantales Film Festival programme.
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CaribbeanTales Film Festival (CTFF) celebrates the talents of established and emerging
filmmakers of Caribbean heritage who practise their art across the Caribbean Diaspora and
worldwide. CTFF presents a multi-ethnic mix of exciting and dynamic films that showcase
diverse and shared stories and cultures. CTFF is produced by Caribbean Tales Inc., a registered Canadian charity. The company’s mandate is to foster and encourage intercultural understanding and racial equality, through the creation, marketing and distribution of film, programs, events, and projects that reflect the
diversity and creativity of Caribbean heritage and culture.
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its wide Diaspora.