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Art Connect (2014)

Trailer

Logline

Art Connect reveals how creativity has inspired and changed the lives of "at risk" kids living in the disenfranchised and volatile area of Laventille, in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Synopsis

Art Connect is told by the children, who had access to different forms of art-making with which to express themselves, including film making. The children were given small video cameras so they could film their own stories about their lives. Through their talking, painting, singing, filming and dancing, we are allowed into their world.

Details

Feature (74mins) Documentary

Language: English

Production

Producers: Charlotte Elias
Writers: Miquel Galofré
Directors: Miquel Galofré

Cast

Students of Success Laventille Secondary School

Awards

  • Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival Best Trinidad and Tobago Feature, 2014
  • Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival People’s Choice Award, 2014
  • MAC Film Festival, Amazon, Brazil Best Documentary Feature, 2015
  • World Humanitarian Awards, Jakarta International Humanitarian Gold Award, 2015
  • FEMI International Film Festival, Guadeloupe Best Film, 2015
  • CINEAID, Austin Texas-Runner Up Best Feature Film, 2015
  • Caribbean Tales, Toronto Best Documentary (Honorable Commendation), 2015
  • The IndieFEST Film Awards, California, USA Best Documentary Feature, 2016
  • OXIFF (International Film Festival), Oxford UK Best Documentary Feature, 2016
  • (In)Justice for All Film Festival, Chicago Illinois Special Recognition: Feature Length Film, 2016
  • International Movie Awards, Jakarta Gold Winner: Documentary Feature, 2016
  • Barcelona International Film Festival, Spain Gold Lion Award, 2016
  • Parallax Film Festival, UK Best Feature Film, 2016