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She Paradise (2021)

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17-year-old Sparkle discovers a free spirited group of Soca dancers at a car show in the bustling streets of downtown Trinidad. Enamored by the glimpse of sisterhood, she uses her wit to convince them to take her under their wing. The women bring Sparkle into a dizzying nightlife of partying, glamour, and money, but as things spiral out of control, Sparkle is forced to make some tough decisions.

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Despite [its] issues, the arresting images of "She Paradise" and the distinctive voice of its director mark Cozier as a filmmaker to watch.

November 18, 2021 | Full Review…

She Paradise transcends the classic coming-of-age storyline, resulting in something understated and powerful.

November 18, 2021 | Full Review…

She Paradise is a love letter not only to the autonomy of a young Black woman but the culture of a proud island nation, too.

May 8, 2021 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Dynamic dance and vivid characters elevate a basic story.

October 27, 2020 | Full Review…

Director Maya Cozier's first film is simple in its premise-a coming of age story-but she also incorporates a complex set of conditions growing up as a Black Caribbean woman.

December 5, 2021 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[She Paradise] oscillates between trope and something more benevolent, before abruptly undercutting its quiet subterfuge of allied perseverance for a muddled politic.

November 24, 2021 | Full Review…

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