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Three Kings of Belize

three elderly musicians hold on to the way of life they cherish

Overview

Genre
Music, Anthropology, Culture, Portrait, and Personal Doc
Synopsis

Paul Nabor, fisherman and legendary Garifuna composer, has played the same guitar for 53 years. Florencio Mess, a farmer from a maya village, still makes and plays the traditional musical instruments of his people.Wilfred Peters, Creole accordionist from the city uses his endless energy and humor as an antidote for old age. The everyday life of three musicians and their struggle to preserve their musical heritage in a tiny country named Belize.

Stage
finished
Running time
88 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Amazone Film
Country
Canada
Years of Production
2007
Locations
Belize, Honduras, Italy
Prod. Partners
Sodec, Canada Council for the Arts, Quebec Council for the Arts, Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund, Aide au cinéma indépendant ONF, Desjardins Fund, Cinergia.

Distribution Details

Release year
2009
Festivals
"Official Selection": Traces de vie Rencontre du documentaire (France), Athens International Film Festival (USA), Miradasdoc (Spain), Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival (Qatar) ;New York World Reel Rhythms Film, etc.
Awards
"Best First Film", regards d'içi, PanAfrican International FIlm Festival. "Best Film" International Anthropological Film Festival, "Audience Award" Central American FIlm Festival of Vienna, "Audience Award" Belize International Film Festival.
Distribution
Yaha Films, Domino Film
Language
English and Creole
Subtitles
English, French, Spanish

Photos

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