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Dreams in Transit (2015)



A poetic reflection on the theme of identity and contemporary migration.


Dreams in Transit is a poetic documentary reflecting on the theme of identity and belonging for contemporary migrants. The filmmaker, a London-based Trinidadian, returns to the Caribbean to explore the meaning of ‘home’ and where it is that both migrants and non-migrants might be said to ‘belong’. Using a kaleidoscopic collage approach she talks to a range of people: from fishermen to artists and cultural commentators. Interwoven throughout is a meditative narration and the presence of a mysterious “Dream Woman”. Perhaps identity, as the theorist Stuart Hall suggests, is not an already accomplished fact, but rather a production, which is never complete, always in process.



GA | Short (29mins) Documentary | United Kingdom | Trinidad and Tobago

Language: English


Writers: Karen Martinez
Directors: Karen Martinez


  • Catherine Emmanuel
  • Martina Laird
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