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Caribbean Film Festival Returns for Sixth Year

May 10,2013

The sixth annual Caribbean Film Festival will be held in June during a month-long series of events at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Central Library, beginning with the Film Festival’s kickoff on Saturday, June 8 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. Each weekend film screening will feature a reception and question-and-answer discussion session afterwards. There will also be an Anancy Festival on Saturday, June 15 at 2:00 p.m. with stories, a film and arts and crafts with children from Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya and other U.S. cities via live stream. Festival lineup is as follows: 

Saturday, June 8, 1:00-6:00 p.m.: The Merikins (Trinidad and Tobago), Journey of the Lion (Jamaica) and Africa Unite (Jamaica).
Sunday, June 9, 2:00-6:00 p.m.: WAR Stories (Guyana). Filmmaker Clairmont Chung will discuss his film and book.
Tuesday, June 11: 6:00-8:00 p.m.: Panama Canal (Panama).
Thursday, June 13, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: La Ultima Rumba de Papa Montero-The Last Dance of Papa Montero (Cuba). Followed by a Q&A led by Professor Rafael Ocasio of Agnes Scott College.
Sunday, June 16, 2:00-6:00 p.m.: Born 2 Run (Jamaica).

Anancy Festival: Saturday, June 15, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Celebrate Local Caribbean Authors: Saturday, June 29, 1:00-6:00 p.m.

The Central Library is located at One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303. For additional information, please call 404-730-1808, or visit www.afpls.org. All programs are free and open to the public.