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Romola Lucas and co. on mission to promote regional industry, as Oluatoyin Alleyne reports in this article for the Stabroek News.

It was out of the need to connect with Guyanese who were interested in seeing films by Guyanese and Caribbean filmmakers that the Timehri Film Festival was born three years ago, according to Romola Lucas, one of its founders.

And while the business community and the government have not fully bought in to the festival financially, Lucas is heartened by the response at the community level, in places such as the juvenile centres and the prison.

An attorney by profession, Lucas was fed up of looking at movies “made in Hollywood and tired of seeing movies with stories bearing no relation to my life experience.”

She took matters into her own hands and with the assistance of another first formed the Caribbean Film Academy (CaFA) and later the…

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