When Morning Comes

Ten-year-old Jamal (Djamari Roberts) has just been suspended from school, but his protestations of innocence fall on deaf ears, and his mother (Shaquana Wilson) decides to send him to live with his grandmother in Canada. The premise for Kelly Fyffe-Marshall´s feature is simple, but it offers scope for a rich, sensitive examination of life in Jamaica for a single mother and her young son living on the poverty line.


Filmmaker Victoria Linares Villegas’ second feature is a deceptively simple prospect on paper – a young actress (Camila Santana) prepares to portray a teenage mother in the Dominican Republic by interviewing actual teenage mothers in the region. As Ramona follows the process, a rather more slippery, uncategorizable meta-film swims into view, where things are far from simple.


Xavier (Atibon Nazaire) and his wife Esperance (Sheila Anozier), a Haitian couple living in Miami´s Little Haiti, struggle with economic precarity and feeling like outsiders in their rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood. Their son Junior (Chris Renois), who was born in the US and always replies in English when his parents speak to him in Creole, nonetheless mines his Haitian background for material for a stand-up comedy routine that he keeps secret from his overbearing father.

Mi tía Gilma

In Caracas 13-year-old Isabel (Maryale) takes care of her aunt Gilma (Diana Peñalever), who was admitted to hospital after being brutally beaten by her partner, a high-ranking military official. As the days pass and Gilma´s surgery is constantly pushed back, the young girl is faced with a series of increasingly difficult decisions to try and save Gilma´s life.

Memento Mori

A decapitated corpse is found in a river in rural Colombia, assumed to be a victim of conflict, and is quickly buried anonymously. But Animero (César Badillo) deems the corpse “chosen” and ventures to find the head and reunite it with the body. His journey takes him deep into dark terrain, spiritually and physically.