Three Kings of Belize (2007) BELIZE

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Three Kings of Belize (2007) BELIZE

Dir: Katia Paradis

88 min. Color / Cultural – Biography / Language: Creole and English w/ English Subtitles / RATED:

altIn the small Central American country of Belize, population 270,000, three veteran musicians share moments of their daily lives with us. Paul Nabor, 79 year old fisherman and legendary Garifuna composer has played the same guitar for 53 years. Even though he has forgotten most of his songs, his spirit remains strong. Florencio Mes, a Maya harp player, spends his solitude making traditional violins, guitars and harps as he awaits his next trip outside his small village. Creole accordionist, Wilfred Peters, is proud to have played for the Queen of England, his ineffable charm and humor, the ideal antidote for old age. Each, in their own way, reminds us that nothing is eternal, as time goes by and progress settles in. Despite the lack of interest by the younger generation, these three extraordinary men offer us a glimpse of hope, freedom and humanity.

Best First Film – PanAfrican Film Festival, Canada,

Audience Award – Vienna International Central American Film, Austria

 

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