Third Horizon Presents

Third Horizon Presents

9 Episodes

Over the last decade, Third Horizon has established itself as a champion of exceptional Caribbean cinema rooted in the region’s locus as a global crossroads of both history and geography, a pivot around which the old world became the new, and a harbinger of an intersectional future ravaged by colonialism and climate change. Featuring a selection of films drawn from Third Horizon’s flagship initiative, the Miami-based Third Horizon Film Festival, from its first edition in 2016 to its most recent in 2022, this program brings together fiction, documentary, and hybrid works from across the region and its diasporas. Formally and politically radical, these films seek to transcend stereotypical, reductive, and potentially harmful ways of seeing the Caribbean while understanding that representation is a means to an end and not merely an end in itself. In refusing to make a spectacle of their historically marginalized subjects while embracing the layered complexity of Caribbean identity, they become vital and impactful works of art.

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Third Horizon Presents
  • Field Notes

    Episode 1

    Directed by Vashti Harrison • 2014 • United States, Trinidad and Tobago

    FIELD NOTES is an experimental portrait of the ghosts embedded in the culture of Trinidad and Tobago. Structured as a visual and aural field guide to the spirits, jumbies, shapeshifters, and bloodsuckers that inhabit the isl...

  • Douvan jou ka leve

    Episode 2

    Directed by Gessica Généus • 2017 • France, Haiti
    Starring Legrand Bijoux, Gessica Généus

    Drawing on her personal experiences, her close ones’ testimonies, and surprising encounters, Haitian filmmaker Gessica Généus questions the “disease of the soul” devouring her native island.

  • The Cemetery Lightens

    Episode 3

    Directed by Luis Alejandro Yero • 2018 • Cuba

    A radio announces that Havana and nearby towns have fallen. Hundreds of young people dance in a bunker while a man whispers biblical verses at a railway station. Life explodes on a night of death.

  • Dadli

    Episode 4

    Directed by Shabier Kirchner • 2018 • Antigua and Barbuda
    Starring Tiquan White

    The debut short from cinematographer Shabier Kirchner is an immersive, woozily impressionistic portrait of street life on his home island of Antigua, as seen through the eyes of a young boy.

  • Nou voix

    Episode 5

    Directed by Maxime Jean-Baptiste • 2018 • France, French Guiana

    NOU VOIX (“Our Voice”) is an autobiographical video based on the experiences of filmmaker Maxime Jean-Baptiste’s father, who appeared as an extra in the 1990 French film JEAN GALMOT, AVENTURIER. By replaying part of the film, Jean-B...

  • My Mother Resents Me

    Episode 6

    Directed by Victoria Linares Villegas • 2019 • Dominican Republic

    Victoria, an only daughter, tries to decipher her mother’s resentment toward her by parsing old photographs and new footage.

  • Aquí

    Episode 7

    Directed by Carlos Mario • 2020 • Puerto Rico
    Starring Evelyn Cordero-Olavarría

    This poetic look at political protest in Puerto Rico offers an intimate and empowering perspective on the struggle for recognition and self-determination.

  • Here Is the Imagination of the Black Radical

    Episode 8

    Directed by Rhea Storr • 2020 • United States

    Filmmaker Rhea Storr offers an ecstatic immersion into Junkanoo—a form of carnival celebrated in the Bahamas and a living expression of Afrofuturism as resistance.

  • The White Death of the Black Wizard

    Episode 9

    Directed by Rodrigo Ribeiro-Andrade • 2020 • Brazil

    Memories of Brazil’s past of slavery overflow into ethereal landscapes and harrowing sounds. This intimate sensory journey reflects on the silencing and invisibility of Black people in the diaspora.