With Leda Serene Films (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Siren Spirits (1994– )

Drama

6.9
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"Siren Spirits" is a wonderful feature comprising four short dramas directed by women of color, produced by Leda Serene for the British Film Institute and BBC Television.

Stars: Margaret Ashley, Susmita Bhattacharya, Saroj Chakravarty, Howard Davis

Votes: 10

2. A Winter Tale (2007)

100 min | Drama

7.9
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Shots ring out one winter night, and a bullet meant for a local dealer kills a child. In the aftermath of shock, Gene, a 40 something social worker starts a Black men's support group, at the local Caribbean Takeaway Restaurant.

Director: Frances-Anne Solomon | Stars: Peter Williams, Leonie Forbes, Michael Miller, Dennis Hall

Votes: 90

3. Speak Like a Child (1998)

77 min | Drama

7.4
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A married couple meets up with an old friend. It is revealed that the three had become close friends at a home for children. Flashbacks develops their relationship and their sharing of ... See full summary »

Director: John Akomfrah | Stars: Cal MacAninch, Richard Mylan, Rachel Fielding, Daniel Newman

Votes: 69

4. What My Mother Told Me (1995)

57 min | Drama

7.9
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Exquisitely beautiful and profoundly moving, What My Mother Told Me is a dramatic journey towards self discovery. The story focuses on Jesse, a young woman from England, who goes to ... See full summary »

Director: Frances-Anne Solomon | Stars: Adjoa Andoh, Leonie Forbes, Clarence Smith, Nadine Williams

Votes: 18

5. Lord Have Mercy! (2003– )

Comedy

3.0
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A wildly irreverent take on lack church life. Canada's first truly multicultural sitcom.

Stars: Arnold Pinnock, Gary Farmer, Leonie Forbes, Dennis Hall

Votes: 128

6. I Is a Long Memoried Woman (1990)

50 min | Documentary

7.9
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This award winning documentary charts the journey of the African woman from slavery in the caribbean to slavery, through music dance and poetry.

Director: Frances-Anne Solomon | Stars: Adjoa Andoh, Leonie Forbes

Votes: 13

7. Heart Beat (2007–2008)

30 min | Documentary, Music

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Heart Beat is a 13xhalf hour documentary series that profiles Canadian-Caribbean musicians and explores the hearts, minds, and worlds of some of Canada's most dynamic musical creators.

Stars: Bernie Pitters, Jason Wilson, Drew Gonsalves, Fergus Hambleton

8. Memsahib Rita (1994 TV Short)

18 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

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Using magic realism, Memsahib Rita looks at the physical and emotional violence of racism. Shanti is haunted by both the racist taunts of nationalist white youths and the memory of her white mother.

Director: Pratibha Parmar | Stars: Nisha Nayar, Kaleem Janjua, Jayne Boniface, Meera Syal

9. Reunion: West Indian Women at War (1993 TV Movie)

29 min | Documentary

8.5
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In 1943 300 middle class "coloured" women from across the West Indies were recruited to the ATS, a branch of the British Army. This documentary documents for the first time the contribution of these women to WW2.

Director: Frances-Anne Solomon | Stars: Adjoa Andoh, Martina Laird

Votes: 11

10. Bideshi (1995)

20 min | Short

7.4
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Days before his death, a Bengali man has a prophetic dream about his journey towards enlightenment.

Director: Frances-Anne Solomon | Stars: Ronny Jhutti, Archie Panjabi, Roshan Seth, Yasmin Sidhwa

Votes: 12

11. Literature Alive (2005–2006)

30 min | Documentary

7.9
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The series profiles Caribbean-Canadian Authors.

Stars: Mutabaruka, Leonie Forbes, Honor Ford-Smith, Tessa McWatt

Votes: 11

12. Get Me to the Crematorium (1996)

20 min | Drama, Short

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Dani Williamson's Get Me to the Crematorium on Time is a moving portrait of undying love and grief. When her husband of twenty years dies, Bonetta is overcome by her loss and is taken to a ... See full summary »

Director: Dani Williamson | Star: Joan Hooley

13. Siren Spirits (1994– )
Episode: White Men Are Cracking Up (1994)

20 min | Drama

5.9
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Ngozi Onwurah's White Men Are Cracking Up uses a murder mystery to explore the legacies of British colonialism and the exoticization of Black women.

Director: Ngozi Onwurah | Stars: Howard Davis, Jon Finch, Tom Geoghegan, Bernard Lawrence

Votes: 15

14. Literature Alive (2005–2006)
Episode: Coming Home (2006)

60 min | Documentary

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The film follows Ramabai Espinet to launch her novel The Swinging bridge in her hometown of San Fernando Trinidad. What begins as a simple nostalgic journey, becomes a fascinating exploration of a brilliant writer's imagination.

Director: Frances-Anne Solomon | Star: Ramabai Espinet


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