literature in English
Theme: How is the temporal setting
(Easter weekend) important? Do you think that the film suffers
from being overtly symbolic?
What are the functions of the DJ, Rude?
How does she criticize Babylon (Toronto)? How does she call forth
the lost identities of Caribbean immigrants -- or black diaspora?
Pay atttention to the settings where
gives her speeches. Not always the same: one time in a studio,
one time out of nowhere, and, at the end, in a dining room setting.
What do you make of this?
What are the significances of the video fragments
in her episode?
Jordon (the boxer)
Discuss the complicated power relationships
between Reece, Luc, his wife, and Yankee.
What is the importance of the mural?
In him we also see a break through (self-destruct)
and re-birth. How is that presented in the ways he does the boxing?
How is boxing as a career related to homosexuality?
Post 3. T. Robin
Falconer Abraham .... Austin
Sharon M. Lewis .... Rude, the pirate radio station DJ who
strings the three plotlines as well as the lives in Toronto together.
Maurice Dean Wint .... General, Luke, in between
drug-dealing and maintaining a decent family life.
Clark Johnson (I) .... Reece, Luke's brother, also
in love with
Stephen Shellen .... Yankee
Ashley Brown .... Johnny, Luke's son
Melanie Nicholls-King .... Jessica, Luc's wife
Rachael Crawford (I) .... Maxine, a window dresser who just
had an abortion and then is jilted by her boyfriend
Richard Chevolleau .... Jordan, a boxer confronting his
Gordon Woolvett .... Ricky
Dayo Ade .... Mike
Dean Marshall .... Joe
Junior Williams .... Curtis
Andrew Moodie .... Andre