9th edition: 21 April – 26 April 2020

Art Connect (2015 Feature Film)

Miquel Galofré | Trinidad and Tobago | 2014 | 74 min | English

Documentary about the incredible power of art and creativity. We gain insight into the world of the young, vulnerable Art Connect project participants before and after the painting, music and dance lessons. Moving, shocking, but above all inspiring.

Laventille is a Ward of Trinidad and Tobago, where violence and drugs take a severe toll on the residents, including the children. Art Connect is an art project that some children from Success Laventille Secondary School participated in. Kids between 13 and 17, often from broken homes, learned to express themselves creatively.

Trinidadian artist Wendell McShine helped them create expressive murals and they wrote their own music with the musicians of the Freetown Collective (who can be heard on the 2014 soundtrack of Yellow Robin Award winner God Loves the Fighter).

In the documentary the children tell almost all the story themselves. They are given handy GoPro cameras and show viewers their lives. In open-hearted interviews the kids talk of important people and difficult moments in their lives as well as how Art Connect helps them achieve goals they never thought possible.

Place: The Cinemas 6

Date: 03/25/2015

Time: 20:15:00

Duration: 01:30:00

Place: The Cinemas 6

Date: 03/27/2015

Time: 16:45:00

Duration: 01:45:00

Year in
Festival

2015

Director

Miquel Galofré

Camera

Miquel Galofré

Country

Trinidad and Tobago

Editor

Miquel Galofré

Language

English

Length

74 min

Scenario

Miquel Galofré

Sound Design

Martin ‘Mice’ Raymond

Year of Production

2014

Website

Miquel GALOFRÉ (1970, Spain) is an independent documentary maker, editor, cameraman and photographer. He lives and works on Trinidad and Tobago. Alongside award-winning documentaries such as Songs of Redemption (2013), he has also shot short fiction films, TV productions and commercials. He is currently working on his first feature-length film.