ABOVE THE WAVES

  • Colombian Afro Cinema

Colombia / 2016 / Creole English with Spanish and English subtitles / 10

  • Director 

    Alfred Robinson

  • Producer: 

    Valentina Sánchez

  • Photography: 

    Alfred Robinson

  • Cast: 

    Antonio Archbold, Felipe Cabeza, Guedis Newball

SCREENINGS

SYNOPSIS

Cat boats are the boats that are traditionally used on the island of Providencia to catch turtles. Long ago, when first built they were used to carry coconuts and oranges to yachts. Sailing in them is a widely and deeply rooted tradition on the island, that over time has turned into a sporting contest. With the taste of the sun and the Caribbean breeze, this documentary captures a tradition that the old settlers of the island are fighting to instill in the youngest generations.

CONTACT & PRESS KIT

Alfred Robinson alfredrobin@hotmail.com

DIRECTOR

Alfred Robinson

Based in the island of San Andrés, Co-founder of the Native Films Foundation production house in 2011, the content of most of his documentaries seeks to highlight the traditional manifestations of the raizal culture of San Andrés and
Providencia Islas.

Colombian Afro Cinema