THCFF 16: The House on Coco Road


O Cinema Wynwood Fri, Sep 30, 2016 8:30 PM


In 1979 Maurice Bishop led the first popular revolution in the English-speaking Caribbean. The “Revo” attracted workers from around the world, including Fannie Haughton, who moved to the island in 1983 with her two young children from Oakland, California to take up a position in the ministry of education. Only months later, however, following the assassination of Bishop and several of his comrades, the United States staged a military invasion. Haughton and her children were forced to flee Grenada. In 1999 Haughton’s son, Damani Baker, returned to the island with his mother and began shooting a documentary film. The House on Coco Road is the story of Fannie Haughton and a group of tireless women who put their lives on the line, daring to build a different type of country, and a better world.
Preceded by the short film:
Directed by Lisa Harewood | 2013 | 15 minutes | Barbados | English
When a barrel arrives from London bearing an unwelcome parcel, a caregiver makes a hasty decision that risks destroying her special bond with a beloved child.