CHILDREN OF GOD

By Kareem MORTIMER

WIDE - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2010

An intimate story of two young me falling in love and an exploration of race , religion and homophobia.

Festivals
& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2013
Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • BAHAMAS
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 103 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Kareem MORTIMER
    • Writer(s)
    • Kareem MORTIMER
    • Producer(s)
    • Kareem MORTIMER (MERCURY RISING MEDIA)
    • Synopsis
    • Set against the backdrop of a nation grappling with violent homophobic crime and offering a scathing examination of the underlying hatred for gays rampant in Caribbean societies, Bahamian Kareem Mortimer’s debut narrative feature tells the stories of three very different individuals: Lena, the conservative, deeply religious wife of a secretly gay firebrand pastor; Romeo, a handsome young black man hiding his sexuality from his close-knit and loving family; and Jonny, the conflicted and creatively-blocked white artist in search of himself. All three head for the spectacularly beautiful and tranquil island of Eleuthera, each with a different reason for escaping current circumstances. Soon, their disparate worlds collide in unexpected and affecting ways. This uncommon portrayal of love, loneliness, tolerance, secrets and self-acceptance takes viewers on a poignant multifaceted journey that is enlightening, courageous, and disquieting all at the same time, and which shocks to the very core with its startling conclusion.
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