Lovers in a Dangerous Time and Place

Thursday 14th, October 2010 / 08:47 Published by

Religion isn’t always necessarily the source of homophobia – but by lending a veneer of moral authority, it can be a deadly enabler.

This notion forms the nucleus of Bahamian writer/director Kareem Mortimer’s Children of God, an affecting drama set in one of the world’s most homophobic regions, the Caribbean.  The Bahamas, to be exact.

Indeed, visual splendour is the film’s greatest strength; cinematographer Ian Bloom makes the gorgeous locales come alive with light, colour and warmth. He’s particularly good at photographing the Afro-Caribbean characters, making their flesh appear lustrous and sensual.

This film is not simply pretty pictures, though…

View a trailer for the film

Follow the link below to read the full review by Kenton Smith.


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