Visual Culture: The Best Caribbean Films of 2016


The House on Coco Road, by filmmaker Damani Baker (U.S.)

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Although not made by a Caribbean filmmaker, The House on Coco Road definitely belongs on any list of this year’s best Caribbean films. With its extensive archival footage of the Grenada Revolution, the film, a personal documentary about the filmmaker’s childhood experience of living in Grenada, is a revealing look at the connections between black activists in the U.S. and the Caribbean. Premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the film is now in the midst of a packed festival run, most recently winning an award at the Bahamas International Film Festival.