Film festival clips taken to Sophia juvenile detainees

The Caribbean Film Academy (CAFA), together with EPIC Guyana, took a snippet of the recently concluded 2017 Caribbean Film Festival to the detainees of the Sophia Juvenile Detention Centre with screenings of Sunday and Art Connect.

CAFA co-founder Romola Lucas said the viewings presented an opportunity for the children to see lives similar to theirs, and see persons who were given an opportunity to become something better and took advantage of it.

The films, which were shown last Thursday, were followed by discussions with the children, who were able to engage and share their views. The workshop was held with the support of the academy’s local member Sherlina Nageer.

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