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“SUGAR” – A young black Jamaican girl from the underclass and on the brink of womanhood, works at a Jamaican resort where she witnesses tourists’ affluence on a daily basis. As the de facto breadwinner for her very large family, she faces a crisis of conscience, when a tourist couple seems to be the answer to her financial predicament.

When : Friday 27th _ 8:20 pm

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A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Soleil Michelle Serieux, is a filmmaker and actress local to St Lucia and Jamaica, working in fiction, non-fiction and new media. Her work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, Chicken and Egg Pictures, Women Make Movies, The Alter-Cine Foundation, Maine Media Workshops and a Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival documentary development workshop. She holds a MA in Film + Cinema Studies from Columbia University with Honours in New Media and a BA with First Class Honours in Media and Communication, Drama and Cultural Studies from the University of the West Indies.

SUGAR, a first time collaboration with Jamaican writer Sharon Leach, was a winner of the inaugural JAFTA PROPELLA initiative. She is the 2018 Filmmaker in Residence at the University of the West Indies Mona through its Department of Literatures in English, and also Lecturer of  Audio Visual Histories in the UWI Mona Department of History.

SHORT FILM

CREDIT / SPECIFICATIONS

Jamaica

Drama

 19 minutes

Producer : Sarah Manley
Director : Michelle Serieux
Cinematography : Gareth Cobran
Production coordinator : Darin Tennent
Cast : Shak-Quera South, Jean-Paul Menou, Sharee McDonald-Russell, Maylynne Lowe, Carol Lawes, Shantol Jackson, Karen Harriot, Shanique Brown