Visual Culture: The Best Caribbean Films of 2016


Before the Rooster Crows (Antes Que Cante El Gallo), by filmmaker Arí Maniel Cruz (Puerto Rico)

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Before the Rooster Crows is a coming-of-age story, about a young girl living with her grandmother, and suffering through puberty, when her formerly-incarcerated father shows up. The film made its premiere at the Curacao International Film Festival Rotterdam, winning the Yellow Robin Award. It then went on to win the Primera Mirada Award and the International Film Festival of Panama, and the award for Best Feature Film at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival.

Romola Lucas is the founder of the Caribbean Film Academy.