A gothic punk Caribbean love story arises in the ruins of a coconut plantation in rural Trinidad. Asha is drawn to Roger, the boy next door. Their taboo attraction grows despite family disapproval, political turmoil, a clash between Indians and Africans, and mysterious hauntings by unnaturally tall ancestral spirits. If you follow your heart in the Land of Sugar, you might find MOKO JUMBIE.
Vashti Anderson is a Trinidadian-American woman who grew up in the U.S., Trinidad, England, and India. Her background has had a profound impact on her work and has resulted in her passion for telling stories that examine the complex and ever-changing themes of cultural identity. She holds an MFA in Film from New York University and has won grants, recognition and awards at national and international film festivals.
Rating: Parental Guidance
SUNDAY Jan 13, 2019
3:00 PM MOKO JUMBIE (Talk Back with director Vashti Anderson)