Toppa Top 10: Ten Essential Caribbean Films

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September 22, 2016


Children of God (2010)
Kareem Mortimer, The Bahamas

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Children of God is one of the first, if not the first, LGBT-themed films made in the Caribbean by a Caribbean filmmaker. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Bahamian island of Eleuthra, this boy-meets-boy love story takes a stab at the vicious homophobia existing in the country. With his beautiful ebony skin, Stephen Tyrone Williams (Da Sweet Blood of Jesus), who is not open about his sexuality with his family and has a girlfriend, falls for a painting student who is trying to find his artistic voice. With beautiful cinematography and themes ranging from denial and hypocrisy to the exploration of love, this is film is a โ€œmust see.โ€