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Award-Winning Film "Garifuna in Peril" to Screen in Belize
Producers Ali Allie & Ruben Reyes take their film to the Garifuna Communities in Belize, July 12-17.
By: Aban Productions
"Garifuna in Peril" follows the remarkable story of Ricardo, a Garifuna language teacher in Los Angeles, as he embarks on an odyssey to build a school in his native Triunfo de la Cruz, Honduras. Compelling, humorous, and deeply human, the film takes us on a journey with Ricardo as he struggles with being a father, husband, brother and cultural ambassador. The film truthfully examines family strife and the tensions between tradition and assimilation. These challenges, along with defending the integrity of ancestral lands from exploitative interests, are the focal point of the film's message, highlighting realities not only for the Garifuna, but all indigenous peoples worldwide.
Praised as “a commendable and heartfelt piece”
The Garifuna are a mix of West African and Carib-Arawak Indian people who originated on the island of St. Vincent in the 17th Century, and are considered indigenous to the Americas. They were exiled from the island in 1797 by the British and now live in the coastal regions of Honduras, Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua and the United States.
"Garifuna in Peril" originally premiered at the London Latin American Film Festival in 2012. Since then, the film has screened to enthusiastic audiences in New York, Santa Fe, San Diego, Los Angeles, Tucson, Chicago, Seattle, Boston, Houston, Athens, Berlin and Cannes, winning several awards: “
The film features 19 tracks of music by Garifuna artists, including Bootsy Rankin, Emilio Nunez, Aziatic, Nuru, Julito Timbalito, Punta Cartel, Ala Suazo, Isabel Flores, Garifuna Records, Bodoma, Rene Crisanto.
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Photos & Press Kit: www.garifunainperil.com/
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