Colonial Gods

Writer/Director: Dee Rees
Producer: Nekisa Cooper
Director of Photography: Bradford Young
Line Producer/Executive Producer: Grant Vidgen
Cast: Said Mohammed, Cornell John
UK / US, 29 min, 2009 

Dee Rees’ new Iris Prize film Colonial Gods is set in contemporary Butetown, also known as Cardiff Bay and Tiger Bay. A gritty, realistic and poignant short drama about the challenges facing a changing community represented by Abdi and Izi’s two very different responses to a world of place and people in transition.

Festival Screenings:

October 2009: Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff, Wales (World Premiere)
March 2010: London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, UK
March 2010: Fusion, Outfest, LA, US
June 2010: Palm Springs Shortfest, US
October 2010: Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, US
May 2011: Toronto LGBT Film Festival, Canada


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