Maria Govan, Bahamas 2008, 93′
with Renel Naomi Brown, Nicki Micheaux, Irma P. Hall
THU 10 JULY, 6.30pm
Exclusive Festival Preview
In Cooperation with Africa in Motion
Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill Centre, University of Glasgow, 9 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Free admission & non-ticketed
A teenager named Rain has lived her entire life with her grandmother on a rural island in the Bahamas. When her grandmother dies, Rain goes to Nassau to find her mother, Glory, whom she has never met. When she arrives, Rain is devastated to discover that Glory lives in a desperately poor, AIDS-ravaged neighbourhood called “The Graveyard” and that she turns tricks to support her drug habit. With no strong maternal role model in her life, Rain must look within for strength and discovers she has a gift for running. She receives guidance from her school’s track coach, Ms. Adams, but Rain’s living situation threatens to spoil her dream. Rain displays a striking visual sense that reflects the contrast between the idyllic setting and the harsh realities of Bahamian life.