I have been in contact with a lovely Antiguan lady Tameka Jarvis, who has a wonderful blog Bak2moi : Mommy On a Mission. She is an author, a poet, and a beautiful lady inside and out. She has been interviewed by Linisa George, another great friend, for her upcoming website Black Girl In The Ring. (BGR) Part of the interview is below. I have attached the film adaptation to Tameka’s poem “DINNER” below … I told her a part of HER poem reminded me of mine, “COOKING.” Remember that one? Enjoy the excerpt from the upcoming interview, and check out both Tameka’s blog, and BGR, which is a blog at the moment, but will be transitioning to a full website come May 1st.
“Dinner is the screen adaptation of one of Tameka Jarvis-George’s poems of the same name. It was originally written after a moment of home sickness, while she studied in Toronto.
Dinner is a sultry poem/movie that chronicles two young lovers on their quest to get home after a hard days work, to spend time with each other and have ‘Dinner’. It was produced by Tameka and Cinque Productions, and directed by Christopher Hodge, who managed to capture the sights, sounds and tastes of Antigua, mixed in with Tameka’s tantalizing lyrics. Dinner was released in 2011 and has been screened at the Jamaica Reggae Film Festival, Caribbean Tales Film Festival in Barbados and the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival.
No part of the film is to be reproduced, published or distributed without written permission of the author (Tameka Jarvis-George) and Cinque Productions.