Children of God

Synopsis: The story of two young Bahamian men who fall in love with each other and portrays the homophobia of the Bahamian society.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Kareem Mortimer
Production: Diva
  1 nomination.
104 min

Women dishonoring their bodies with

women and men with men. It is not

convenient. It's against God. God is

against it and I am against it.

Why they call you Purple?

Because my heart is so black

it's purple.



I can't deal with this.

God was very successful in legislating

morality when he decreed the ten

commandments, which is the basis of

law and order in every civilized

society. Despite it's claim, the

homosexual community is seeking to

legislate immorality. The real issue

is - what is the government's position

on the homosexual agenda that seeks to

legitimize homosexuality in our

traditional Bahamian society.



You going to Nassau again?

I'm leaving you.

The Bahamas says No! We say... No!

We've been sitting around for too long

while these sissies try to take over

this country. They are everywhere

these days. Even in government. But

we're takin' them out and I will slay

every one of those demons with the

mighty blood of Christ.

This is what God's plan is -

man and wife.

Meet me in my office.

You are failing.

We are going to take your scholarship.

Why? My technique is better than

any other student here.

I'm not going to dispute that. It's

what got you in here.

But technique without emotion is

absolutely nothing.

Painting is like Dancing, the best

dancers don't go on "skill" they go on

feeling, and I see no feeling there.

Why do you paint?

It's my life.

There you go.

Go ahead.

What is this?

Your salvation. I have a house in

Eleuthera - you're welcome to stay

there. I want you to go, escape Nassau

for a while, reconnect with your

voice. It will help a great deal with

your work. It has with mine.

I can't go...

I'll be too busy.

How will I get there?

I don't know Jonny. Figure it out.

You better have something

for semester review.

You going to practice

by any chance bro?

Sh*t... I am heading to the airport.

Romeo, you haven't been to practice in

a while... The guys getting

frustrated. We like you, you know, but

I gotta give your spot to someone

else. Reynolds from Nassau coming next

week man.

It's just not a good time man... I'm

headed over to Nassau for just the

day... taking the short flight. It's

my grammie's eightieth.

Mojo. Look at me man... I'll do it.

It's the reason why I here right?

Cool man.

Cool man... Help me with this bike.

You're wrong. I'm a Christian woman.

Do it again.

We're not wrong. I wish we were.

I checked it... twice.

You need to have your husband in here

so we can test him as well, as well

as, well I'm sorry to say this, anyone

you may have been intimate with.

You know us. There is no way that

either Ralph or I

have a venereal disease.

This is treatable. I've written a

prescription. Take the drugs, and in a

few weeks, the whole thing goes away.

I'm going to be alright. I don't need

it. All I need is prayer.

I just need to stay prayed up.

I'm a believer in prayer too Lena, but

if you don't take these drugs,

It's going to get worse, and there's

a chance you could die.

You need to bring your husband in

here. Please, take this prescription.

Fag alert, Fag alert...

Gay boy ray on the scene!

What's going on?

Look at him looking at you.

Does he like you!

F*** you, not me. Like who.

He like you!

Hold on. Batty Man,

you can't pass through here,

you gotta go the next way.

Sissy boy, you ain't listening to me,

GO AROUND my boy.

Know what?

Come around here again and we will

carve you like a pig. Believe that.

You've been whoring around.


I bet that crabby been

jumping all over Nassau.

Excuse me?

Do you really think that I gave it to

you. Come on now.

Lena let's get serious. I'm in this

office all day.

That's what I'm saying...

You don't say anything... you submit.


How can you say that! I'm the

mother of your child.

Who says that is even true?

I bet that it is someone else's.

Ralph just tell me...

Who buys the house you live in,

who buys your clothes,

who buys these panties.

Everything you have and ever will have

is because of me. And you have the

nerve to come in here and accuse me of

some sh*t.

Take your hands off of me.

It's a happy birthday! It's a happy

birthday! It's a happy birthday!

Happy Birthday Grammy.

So glad you're here.

When you gonna let me take my dress

out of the box for your wedding.

We trying to figure it out granny,

it takes time.

It don't take all that time. I had

three children when I was your age.

Different times I guess.

The times ain't all that different.

Romeo you got any candy?

I see Romeo is here.

Yes, such a handsome guy.

Yeah... but you just got to tame him

down a bit. Get him back in Nassau.

Make him comb his nappy hair.


Young people by themselves usually

turn to drugs.

I'm serious. Carmen's daughter, she

was in Exuma for a while, she got

herself mixed up in drugs... she

nearly lost her mind.

Not my son.

Then why is he never here?

Hey Jonny!

What's Happened!

Jonny open up! Open the door boy,

what's wrong with you?

Jonny... Jonny open this door!

Go away daddy.

A group of anti-gay preachers say they

will demonstrate in downtown Nassau on

Easter Monday when a suspected lesbian

cruise ship visits a nearby cay.

Am I going to hell?


Because of today. Aunt Millie says

I am a big mistake.

God makes no mistakes. You are a

boy... always will be...

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Kareem Mortimer

Kareem Mortimer (born October 17, 1980 in Nassau, Bahamas) is a Bahamian filmmaker who is known for such films as Chance (2005), The Eleutheran Adventure (2006), Float (2007), I Am Not A Dummy (2009), Children of God (2010), Wind Jammers (2010) and Passage (2013). His debut feature, Children of God (2010), is the first narrative feature from the Caribbean with LGBT themes. Another project, Wind Jammers (2010), which he co-directed with Richard von Maur, is a children's film that deals with racism. Children of God was shown on the television channel Showtime as well as distributed in over twenty-four countries around the world. In 2014, Passage was awarded an African Movie Academy Award for Best Short Film from the Diaspora. more…

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