Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 9:30 PM

CARIBBEAN FANTASY by Johanné Gómez Terrero

Bronx Film Wednesdays – Independent films you will love.

CARIBBEAN FANTASY – The Ozama River divides the City of Santo Domingo, it is an important water vein, it has been contaminated for years. Its banks are inhabited by thousands of migrants from villages, those who left their fields in search of a city prosperity that has not yet arrived. There lives Ruddy, a Charon of our day, the oars that push his boat are extensions of his arms. Cross from one shore to another carrying passengers Once a week he is visited by his evangelical lover, Morena, who always sings to Jesus. For eleven years they have kept their love secret. Ruddy and Morena have somatized the condition of the space they inhabit, being their relationship the reflection.

CARIBBEAN FANTASY – El Río Ozama divide la Ciudad de Santo Domingo, es una vena de agua importante, desde hace años está contaminado. Sus orillas son habitadas por miles de migrantes de pueblos, aquellos que dejaron sus campos en busca de una prosperidad citadina que aún no termina en llegar. Allí vive Ruddy, un Caronte de nuestros días, los remos que empujan su barca son extensiones de sus brazos. Cruza de una orilla a otra transportando pasajeros. Una vez a la semana es visitado por su amante evangélica, Morena, quien siempre canta a Jesús. Durante once años han mantenido su amor en secreto. Ruddy y Morena han somatizado la condición del espacio que habitan, siendo su relación el reflejo.

—Director: Johanné Gómez Terrero. 2016. Dominican Republic. 53 min.

AWARDS / PREMIOS – Caribbean Fantasy* 2018 Premio Corazón a Mejor Documental IFFIC, Santiago de los Caballeros.* 2017 Mejor Documental Internacional, Roma Cinema Doc.* 2017 Mejor Documental, Premios La Silla.* 2017 Mejor Investigación, Nador, Marruecos.* 2016 Mención especial del Jurado en MiradasDOC, Tenerife.* 2016 Premio Coral a Mejor Mediometraje Documental, Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de la Habana.* 2016 Cinepoéme, Festival DocsMX.* 2016 Mejor Película del Caribe, Festival de Cine de Martinica.


  • NOS VAMOS PA’ PARÍS (We’re Going to Paris) – An old married couple plan to rob a bank in order to save their house from foreclosure… and something else. // Un matrimonio mayor planea robar un banco para salvar su casa de la ejecución hipotecaria… y algo más. —Director: David Norris. 2019. Puerto Rico. 9 min.
  • EXPRESO DEL MEDIODÍA (Noon Express). A stranger waits for the train in a ghostly station, when the train arrives it’s only traveler. The one-eyed man tries to assassinate him, but the stranger will change the one-eyed man’s life forever. // Un extraño espera el tren en una estación fantasmal, cuando llega el tren es solo un viajero. El tuerto intenta asesinarlo, pero el extraño cambiará la vida del tuerto para siempre. —Director: Alberto Martín. 2018. Cuba. 5 min.

9:30 PM | Bronx Film Wednesdays Digital on BronxNet TV — Hosted by Sonyi Lopez.


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Bronx Film Wednesdays (BxFW) screens new, little-seen, and standout indie films that you will love! Travel the world and open your mind to stories as wild and from as far as the imagination can go — romance, comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, fantasy, thriller, drama, music, sports, animation, documentary, and more! Carefully selected to illustrate cultural, aesthetic, and geographic diversity. Series curated by filmmaker Melisa Ramos. BxFW goes digital in partnership with BronxNet Community Television, bringing our monthly screenings online and to public access television.

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JOHANNÉ GÓMEZ TERRERO is an Afro-Caribbean filmmaker from the Dominican Republic. She holds degrees from the International Film and TV School of San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba, and from the Film and Audiovisual School of Catalonia, ESCAC. She is part of the project The Future Was Already: Cimarrón Anti-futurism, endorsed by the Museo La Virreina in Barcelona. Her creative processes have insularity and decoloniality as their horizon of meaning.

DAVID NORRIS has a Master’s degree in Mass Media Writing from Sagrado Corazón University and has distinguished himself as a screenwriter and movie director. For the past fifteen years, David has worked in various facets of the world of communications and his six short films have had a positive impact on the local film scene. He is currently working on the development of his first feature film.

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Trailer and still frame from Caribbean Fantasy by Johanné Gómez Terrero reproduced by courtesy of the artist.

Special thanks to our media broadcast partners at BronxNet Community Television.

This program is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature. For a full list of our funders, visit

Event Details

  • Location

    Facebook Live
    67 Optimum
    2133 FIOS

  • Date & Time

    APRIL 6, 2022
    9:30 PM Eastern

  • Bronx Film Wednesdays

    Diana Quiñones Rivera
    Elliot J. Spencer
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    Sonyi Lopez