Rebecca's Story

This short film, along with “Abiola: Second Day”,  will support the screening on Saturday 25th July of the main feature “Sweetest Mango”.

For tickets click here.

On a beautiful day in Guyana, a young couple drop off their daughter Rebecca and her little brother Aaron with their Grandmother before traveling and never returning. Weeks later, the children’s days are marred by their distressed Grandmother's harsh words and rough hands. Rebecca yearns for an escape, and finds hope in the intervention of Lindsey, a young witness to Rebecca’s plight who offers respite worldblog.net through an after school programme. Rebecca soon discovers that her Granny’s violent harshness and sharp tongue hide a troubling disability and desolate past. In a small but powerful gesture, Rebecca reaches out with an offer of her own, opening the door to better days for her new family.

With absolutely no prior experience in film-making, the Witness Project youths wrote, directed, acted in and shot the anagazawe.com short film “Rebecca’s Story” under the teaching guidance of industry filmmakers Morgan Riles and Ginger Theisen. The film is a nuanced testament to the lives of these youths and their commitment to raise awareness about endemic cultural violence against women and children in Guyana. The Witness Project is a community youth initiative founded by the Margaret Clemons Foundation in 2011, with a mission to use the arts to change the culture of domestic violence in Guyana.

Watch the film trailer here: https://vimeo.com/86195312

Technical details:

DATE

25th July 2015

FILM TITLE

Rebecca's Story

YEAR

2013

DIRECTOR

Kwesi Archer, Haresh Bhagwan, Teriq Mohammed

COUNTRY

Guyana

DURATION

13 minutes

GENRE

drama

CERTIFICATE

15

LANGUAGE

English

SUB-TITLES

n/a

KEY CAST

MEMBERS

Daisha Henry, Margaret Kertzious, Haresh Bhagwan, Brian Ringa

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