Soucouyant

THIS SCREENING IS A EUROPEAN PREMIERE

This short film, along with “Abiola: New Girl”,  will support the screening on Saturday 11th July of the main feature “Keeping Up With The Joneses: The Movie”.

For tickets click here.

In the small Caribbean island of St. Lucia lives an ancient spirit. A Soucouyant (as she is known) cannot be contained, captured or killed. The people in the town of Gros Islet have come face to face with this reality. This Soucouyant has already taken 8 lives by the time she prepares for her latest victim. As she passes through the town her spirit begins the task of finding a replacement for her tortured skin.

Soucouyants, sometimes referred to as the “Vampires of the Caribbean”, are West African spirits often viewed, in European terms, as a cross between a witch and a vampire. They feature particularly strongly in the folklore of St. Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe and Trinidad but are known across the Caribbean in different guises. Usually portrayed as a woman, the soucouyant has powers even during the day.

Watch the film trailer here: https://youtu.be/HLfg7UZduOk

Technical details:

DATE

11th July 2015

FILM TITLE

Soucouyant

YEAR

2014

DIRECTOR

Sean Michael Field

COUNTRY

St. Lucia

DURATION

13 minutes

GENRE

supernatural thriller

CERTIFICATE

15

LANGUAGE

English

SUB-TITLES

n/a

KEY CAST

MEMBERS

Aisha Gustave, Bert “Panta” Brown

For tickets click here. To see a summary of the programme click here.