Award-Winning, Independent Film GARIFUNA IN PERIL To Be Screened in DALLAS, Texas on FRIDAY, February 21st 2014

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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Dallas, Texas — The award-winning, independent film GARIFUNA IN PERIL will be screened in Dallas, Texas as part of The Texas Black Film Festival on FRIDAY, February 21st 2014 at 2pm.

Founded in 2007 by Dallas Attorney, Mr. David Small; the mission of the Texas Black Film Festival 1 is to provide filmmakers from around the world with:

  • an opportunity to view the vast film industry resources
    waiting to be utilized here in the state of Texas;
  • an opportunity to display works that express the
    African-American experience;
  • networking with industry professionals; and
  • opportunities to sharpen those film production and marketing skills through workshops.

The Award-Winning, Independent film GARIFUNA IN PERIL will screen in DALLAS, Texas as part of The Texas Black Film Festival on Friday, February 21st 2014 at 2pm.

The Award-Winning, Independent film GARIFUNA IN PERIL will screen in DALLAS, Texas as part of The Texas Black Film Festival on Friday, February 21st 2014 at 2pm.

The award-winning, independent film GARIFUNA IN PERIL is scheduled to screen at 2pm on FRIDAY, February 21st 2014 at:

Studio Movie Grill

Northwest Highway

10110 Technology Blvd

Dallas, Texas 75220

Tickets are $8.

Those interested in buying tickets to this unique film can go to the website of The Texas Black Film Festival and buy them there.

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/Chatoyer and his last stand against the British on the island of St. Vincent.

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.

Trailer to the independent film, Garifuna In Peril (with English subtitles).

Trailer to the independent film, Garifuna In Peril (with Spanish subtitles).

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Notes:

  1. http://www.texasblackfilmfestival.com/AboutTBFF.html

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