DVD of The Award Winning, Independent Film, GARIFUNA IN PERIL Available for Purchase Through Pre-Order

Co-directors of Garifuna In Peril, Ruben Reyes and Ali Allie with Parandero Paul Nabor in Punta Gorda, Belize during the Garifuna In Peril Movie Tour in Belize.  Photo courtesy of the Garifuna In Peril Facebook Page.

Co-directors of Garifuna In Peril, Ruben Reyes and Ali Allie with Parandero Paul Nabor in Punta Gorda, Belize during the Garifuna In Peril Movie Tour in Belize. Photo courtesy of the Garifuna In Peril Facebook Page.

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Los Angeles, California — The award-winning feature film “Garifuna in Peril” is scheduled to be released on DVD April 1st 2014.  Cited as “thoughtful, enlightening” by Tambay A. Obenson of the Shadow & Act blog, and “unique and distinct” by Mark Bell of website of the Film Threat magazine. “Garifuna in Peril” is a family drama that offers an educational look at the Garifuna culture and history, while also evoking the themes and challenges that all indigenous groups face: that of retaining their land, culture, language and identity.

Garifuna In Peril Film on DVD.

Garifuna In Peril Film on DVD.

Garifuna In Peril has screened to large audiences at over 40 film festivals in 10 countries, and attracted media interest due to its status as the first dramatic film primarily in Garifuna, a language proclaimed by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.  The film was shot in Honduras and the United States, with a cast of newcomers, and features 19 songs of Garifuna music in its soundtrack. While the film is in Garifuna, English and Spanish; viewers have the option of seeing the film with subtitles in English or Spanish on the DVD.

Awards won by the Garifuna In Peril Film include:

  • ‘Best Narrative Feature’ at The 2013 Arizona International Film Festival
  • ‘Indie Spirit Special Recognition’ at The 2013 Boston International Film Festival
  • ‘Golden Remi for Docu-Drama’ at The 2013 Worldfest Festival in Houston
  • ‘Audience Choice’ at The 2013 Festival de Cinema Latino American di Trieste (Italy)

The plot of the film follows the journey of a Garifuna language teacher Ricardo in Los Angeles as he struggles to be a good father, husband and brother while taking responsibility to preserve his native language, traditional culture and community lands against the expansion of tourism.  Ricardo’s plans to build a Garifuna language school on the north coast of Honduras become complicated by the expansion plans of a tourist resort in the area and personal betrayal pushes him to travel to Honduras and directly confront land issues in tandem with his educational mission.  Meanwhile, Ricardo’s son Elijah rehearses a theater play dramatizing an episode from the life of Garifuna Paramount Chief Joseph Satuyé and his last stand against the British on the island of St. Vincent.

Those interested in pre-ordering the Garifuna In Peril DVD need to go to the website of the Garifuna In Peril movie.  It is ONLY available for sale on the website. People who order early will be able to buy the DVD for the discounted price of $9.99 (US). State tax and shipping and handling charges are extra. The DVD is in Stereo, is 99 minutes long and is in the NTSC format.

Below is the trailer to the independent film, Garifuna In Peril.

 

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