Mout' Open, Story Jump Out


The Brooklyn based JouvayFest Collective (JFC) has partnered with Sabira Cole Film Festival (SCFF) in presenting "Mouth Open, Story Jump Out," a new film series of Caribbean oriented features, documentaries, and shorts in partnership with the City of Asylum. 

With consideration to Covid-19 restrictions, 99% of all indoor/outdoor arts & culture events have been paused. Subsequently, the international J’Ouvert & Carnival global traditions are interrupted. 

Although we are taking a break from the street parades this year, this is an opportunity to celebrate our uniqueness and unify online to maintain these vital cultural traditions. J’ouvert & Carnival cultural traditions are well understood by residents of the Caribbean, Brazil, USA & UK, etc. However, among cultural outsiders, there are many misconceptions about what appears to be an ordinary masked street parade. 

JFC & SCFF aim to present programming to fill this void, educate and celebrate this heirloom tradition of Resistance and Resilience. All events will be inclusive & free of charge to the public. 

Join us in telling our own stories from our own point of view! JFC & SCFF want everyone to have access to the celebration from the comfort of their home!

Calypso Dreams

On January 17, 2021, the JCF & SCFF will partner with City of Asylum for a screening of "Calypso Dreams" followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Geoffrey Dunn, Pro. Alvin Daniells, David Michael Rudder, and Sandra Bell.​

You can click here to register for the film! 

Winner of the Best Caribbean Documentary at the Jamerican Film Festival, Audience Favorite at the DC Film fest, Pan- African film festival, Mill Valley Film Fest, and embraced by an entire nation in Trinidad, Calypso Dreams chronicles the rich and complex cultural roots of calypso music in Trinidad and Tobago.



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