The Book of Jasmine

Melanie Grant

Barbados | 2017 | 14 mins

A young Spiritual Baptist undergoes the mourning ritual to seek guidance to suppress her desires for the woman she loves.

About Melanie

Melanie Grant is a filmmaker and activist. During her career, Melanie has taken courses in gender and development studies which have guided her purpose as an artist. She holds the belief that cinema should be used as a tool for activism and hopes to use her films to highlight issues affecting women and sexual minorities in the Caribbean. Her short film Pieta, which examines the long-term effects of homophobia on relations, made its international debut in 2016 at the Caribbean Tales Film Festival in Toronto. She is pursuing her master’s in gender and development studies and hopes to continue creating films inspired by her research on gender and sexuality in the Caribbean.

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