This is the trailer for "Dreams in Transit", 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". As Salman Rushdie remarks, “Sometimes we feel like we straddle two cultures and at other times we fall between two stools.”
The film is written & directed by Karen Martinez, who recently made her first short drama film "After Mas". The music is by renowned Trinidadian composer Dominique Le Gendre. Catherine Emmanuel plays the "Dream Woman" and was also the producer. Miquel Galofré was the cinematographer. The narration is provided by the actress Martina Laird.
The lyrical voice-over includes excerpts from poems by Derek Walcott and Martin Carter. Interviewees include: Peter Minshall, Marsha Pearce, Atillah Springer, Brianna McCarthy, Gillian Goddard, Gabrielle Hosein, Georgia Popplewell, Mark Raymond and Monique Roffey.
A RIPOSTE PICTURES production.
Made with support and financial assistance from THE TRINIDAD & TOBAGO FILM COMPANY.
Running time: 29 mins
Debut: 16 September 2015 at The Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival