Garifuna Movie Wins Audience Award in Italy, Tours Central America
By: Aban Productions
Earlier in the year, Allié and Reyes toured the film in southern Belize, another Garifuna population center, and also participated in the Muestra Internacional de Cine y Video en Defensa de la Vida y el Territorio in Guatemala.
The film is scheduled to screen in the U.S. cities of Atlanta, Detroit and Houston in November, and will have its Caribbean premiere at the Bahamas International Film Festival in December, winding down its year long film festival run which included showings in 12 countries and multiple awards. The producers are now weighing distribution options for a DVD/VOD release early next year.
The plot of the film follows the journey of a Garifuna language teacher Ricardo (played by co-director Ruben Reyes) in Los Angeles as he struggles to be a good father, husband and brother while taking responsibility to preserve his native language, traditional culture and community lands against the expansion of tourism. Ricardo’
"Garifuna in Peril” is the first feature film in the Garifuna language, a language proclaimed by UNESCO in 2001 as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
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