GARIFUNA IN PERIL United States Film Premiere Attracts Appreciative Moviegoing Audience

Los Angeles Garifuna Language Teacher RICARDO (portrayed by Ruben Reyes) Standing before his Garifuna Class in the new independent film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL. — Photo courtesy of Aban Productions

Copyright 2012 by Teofilo Colon Jr. (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”)  All Rights Reserved.

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New York, New York — In a promising sign, an appreciative New York City moviegoing audience attended the USA Premiere of the new independent film, Garifuna In Peril on SUNDAY December 3rd 2012 and embraced its real yet-fictional story of “the fight for the preservation of a culture (by those who are indigenous to it) that’s practically on the brink of extinction”, as popular black film blog SHADOW and ACT (on the Indiewire movie website) put it.  Judging by a casual poll of post-screening internet reaction to the film, the answer to my previous question of whether moviegoing audiences are ready to see a movie like GARIFUNA IN PERIL is something the filmmakers behind this film would love to hear.

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(Review) GARIFUNA NATION Documentary by Carlos De Jesus

 

Garifuna Women Marlene Castillo and Marjorie Casimiro of The Sandy Beach Women’s Cooperative (Sandy Beach Lodge) in Hopkins, Belize; hold up a version of the Garifuna Flag in the Carlos De Jesus documentary, GARIFUNA NATION. Image courtesy of Carlos Productions

Copyright 2012 by Teofilo Colon Jr.  (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”)  All Rights Reserved.

New York City — New York University Associate Professor of Film and Television, Carlos De Jesus has been screening his latest effort, a documentary about the Garifuna ethnic group called GARIFUNA NATION.  Ten years in the making and filled with multiple perspectives, this stirring work is an insightful investigation of contemporary life as a Garifuna.

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GARIFUNA NATION Documentary To Be Shown In Philadelphia on TUESDAY March 20th 2012

Director of Garifuna Nation Documentary, Carlos De Jesus at Showing at Bronx Museum of The Arts in October 2011 -- Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. (a.k.a. "Tio Teo" or "Teofilo Campeon") All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 2012 by Teofilo Colon Jr.  (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”)  All Rights Reserved.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — The Scribe Video Center, along with Taller Puertorriqueño will show the new documentary Garifuna Nation by Carlos De Jesus to audiences in Philadelphia on Tuesday March 20th 2012.

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GARIFUNA NATION Documentary To Screen for FREE at New York University on Monday March 19th 2012

Audience for Garifuna Nation Documentary Showing at Bronx Museum of The Arts in October 2011 -- Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. (a.k.a. "Tio Teo" or "Teofilo Campeon")

Copyright 2012 by Teofilo Colon Jr.  (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”)

New York, New York — The Africana Studies Program at New York University has announced that they will present a FREE showing of the new documentary GARIFUNA NATION, by Director Carlos De Jesus.

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(PHOTOS) Screening of GARIFUNA NATION Documentary in the Bronx – FRIDAY October 28th 2011

Garifuna Audience at Screening of GARFUNA NATION Documentary - FRIDAY October 28th 2011

Photo by Teofilo Colon Jr. (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”) All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 2011 by Teofilo Colon Jr. (a.k.a. “Tio Teo” or “Teofilo Campeon”) All Rights Reserved.

Bronx, New York — Below you will see a Facebook photo album of the screening of the GARIFUNA NATION Documentary.

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