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Family Reflections

Family Reflections

By Iyanola Pictures
Family Reflections is a bi-weekly show where we discuss everything Iyanola Pictures (a family entertainment company), social issues, and much more!
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"Our" Queen, Moving, St. Judes Hospital, and Rich People
Toronto! See the details below:  When: October 8th, 2022   Where:  Topaz 1230 Sheppard Ave West Unit #9 Toronto, ON   Get your tickets here! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shantayes-world-film-premiere-and-book-signing-tickets-412838590337  London! See the details below:  When: October 29th   Where: Venue to be announced soon!   #iyanolapictures #podcast #blogger #stlucia #stjudeshospital
21:01
September 19, 2022
Kerlan Tribute, Legacy, FOMO, and "Shantaye's World" Updates
We're back with another episode of FR!
24:31
August 29, 2022
Dating Apps, Inflation, Time Tables and updates
We're back with another episode of FR!
23:28
August 01, 2022
Meet Guillaume Rico | Actor and Co-Director of "Shantaye's World" | Family Reflections
Guillaume Rico played the father of "Jean Claude Le Marche," "Dr. Le Marche" in "Shantaye's World." He was also a critical piece of the production team at "All Biz," the production company that we collaborated with to give life to "Shantaye's World." On this episode I'm catching up with Guillaume to learn more about his story and the Shantaye journey from his unique perspective. To learn more, visit us at iyanolapictures.com
34:26
July 11, 2022
From Canada to Cannes, The future of social media | A conversation from Rome | Family Reflections
In this episode, I (Keddy) get to catch up with an old friend, Jonathan Jacobs (@jonathanjacobs_ on IG) as he walks me through the amazing new career steps that he's taken with his wife (@nishajohny on IG) They've pushed through grief and uncertainty to chart a new and exciting path. Check it out!  Visit www.iyanolapictures.com and join our mailing list so you don't miss what we have going on!
01:12:43
June 06, 2022
"Refined to Thrive" | Family Reflections
On this episode we'd like to introduce you to two powerful women, Natalie Petit and Natacha Lorius; co-founders of "Refined to Thrive." This was a great conversation! Check it out! You can find Refined to Thrive at the links below: https://www.facebook.com/refinedtothrive https://www.tiktok.com/@refinedtothrive https://www.instagram.com/refinedtothrive/ https://refinedtothrive.com/
01:02:36
May 16, 2022
Let's Catch Up! | Family Reflections | Iyanola Updates
What I thought of "The Slap," the premiere of "Shantaye's World" and MUCH MORE!  For more from us, visit www.iyanolapictures.com
11:20
April 12, 2022
Meet "Big Shantaye" | A conversation w/ Antonia Charles | Family Reflections
On this episode we'd like to introduce you to "Big Shantaye," Antonia Charles; a teacher, actress, and entrepreneur. This was a great conversation and we're sorry to break the bad news about the premiere! However, keep the new date in mind! For more, visit us at www.iyanolapictures.com
45:48
February 14, 2022
"Pushing your boundaries in 2022" | Updates on the Iyanola Platform
On the first episode of the year, i'm (@Keddy Emmanuel) speaking to you directly about "Tears in the Valley", "Shantaye's World", pushing your boundaries, and much more!   For the episodes that I mentioned, check out the links below:   https://youtu.be/6HGaCd6gDoc  https://youtu.be/fHape0Wc3Sk  https://youtu.be/CUx_MR1sqDI 
19:15
January 03, 2022
An Afternoon w/ An Actor | A conversation w/ Kolbe Devaux | Family Reflections
We're back with another episode of Family Reflections! On this episode I (Keddy) had the privilege of sitting with Kolbe Devaux (an actor, musician, and sports journalist who played "Jean Claude Le Marche" in our latest film) as we discussed his love for theatre, his experience shooting "Shantaye's World", his "addiction" to sports and much more! For Youth SPAC - check out the link below: https://www.facebook.com/youthspac
01:11:36
December 20, 2021
Walking a mile in her shoes | A doctor's story during a global pandemic w/ Dr. Amelia St. Ange
On this episode of FR we're sitting with Dr. Amelia St. Ange, a physician from St. Lucia. On this episode we talked about everything from the vaccine debate, her experience at the St. Judes hospital, and much more! Check it out!
50:31
November 08, 2021
Journalism, writing, and an unfolding story | A conversation w/ Amanie Mathurin
Listwa on IG: https://www.instagram.com/listwapublishing/  Check out "Six feet apart" here: https://amzn.to/3a4q9Iv  On this episode, we're speaking with Amanie Mathurin, a journalist and writer (recent winner of the "Youth in Media" award from the Vieux Fort North Youth & Sports Council). On this episode we talked about everything from lessons learnt from her years as a reporter, life transitions, studying abroad and much more! Check it out!
39:57
October 04, 2021
A Musical Legend | A conversation with Ronald "Boo" Hinkson
Ronald "Boo" Hinkson is a musician from St. Lucia who has been a pioneering figure in the Caribbean music industry. On this episode we talked about everything from; his journey, reflections on lessons learnt, the St. Lucian and Caribbean road blocks to a career in music performance, and much more! We had a great time!  For the video episode, visit us at www.iyanolapictures.com
01:36:40
September 20, 2021
An Author and an Overcomer | A Conversation with Ingrid Charlery
Ingrid Charlery is an author, mental health advocate, counselor and an overcomer with an inspirational story. I (Keddy Emmanuel) enjoyed speaking to her and you can find her books in the links below #podcast : The Strength of a Woman I Thank My Past
40:30
September 06, 2021
"Love vs Like"
For Micky's story click here: https://gofund.me/739a34da If you have any thoughts about what I (Keddy) shared on this episode email us at iyanolapictures@gmail.com!
25:48
August 09, 2021
"Purpose Driven" | A conversation with the author | Kevin Mathurin
Kevin Mathurin is a St. Lucian Educator and Author of "Purpose Driven." On this episode we talked about everything from the meaning of life, the value of writing, and the impact of the home on a child's cognitive development. Check it out! You can find  the book at the link below: https://amzn.to/2T2Ya72 You can find Mr. Mathurin on IG at @lyfe_0rg or @k3vinmathurin
59:47
July 12, 2021
*Flashback Episode* - The Iyanola Story
This episode is a look back at "The Iyanola Story" - this was recorded live last year as we sat with Mathurine Emmanuel (The founder of Iyanola Pictures and the talent behind our films) and Kenty Ramdatt (our VP of Technology and an actor who has brought roles such as "Mr. Everton" in "Troubled Waters" to life). .
01:02:27
July 05, 2021
An Afternoon with Dr. Kenny Anthony | Politics in St. Lucia and the Caribbean | Family Reflections
Dr. Kenny Anthony is a politician who has served a large part of his career as the Prime Minister of St. Lucia. On this episode we talked about everything from; his journey to a political career, reflections on lessons learnt, the St. Lucian and Caribbean political climate, and much more! Join the conversation in the comments! We had a great time!  For all things Iyanola Pictures, visit www.iyanolapictures.com
01:27:53
May 31, 2021
A St. Lucian Soldier | Life in the British Army | Family Reflections
On this episode we're sitting with Mr. Brently Herman, a soldier in the British Army. We talked about what it takes to get in, stay in, and why it makes sense to join as a member of the British Commonwealth. Check it out!
59:10
May 09, 2021
Entrepreneurship and the Internet | Family Reflections
We're back with another episode of Family Reflections! On this episode I (Keddy) had the privilege of sitting with Andre Campbell (the Jamaican-Canadian Founder and CEO of Ascend Media Inc. - www.ascendmedia.ca) as we discussed his entrepreneurial journey, work-life balance, artificial intelligence and business opportunities on the internet.
49:38
April 12, 2021
Winning every fight | Family Reflections
On this episode we're sitting with Janey Joseph, a counselor, Director of Gender Relations in St. Lucia, and a friend. On this episode she helped me (Keddy) better understand how to manage conflicts. Check it out!
01:10:58
March 31, 2021
On Remand and Forgotten | Family Reflections
On this episode we're sitting with Mrs. Lydia Faisal, a lawyer who helped me clear up some of my questions regarding the unreasonable time that many are being remanded in St. Lucia. (NOTE: "Remanded" or "in remand" in this episode refers to folks held in custody awaiting trial/after a trial is adjourned)
01:01:15
March 16, 2021
Healthcare in St. Lucia | Family Reflections
On this episode we're sitting with Dr. Owen Gabriel, an oncologist (a doctor who treats cancer) who has served in St. Lucia for many years. We identified the issues with healthcare in St. Lucia and also touched on some possible solutions! Check it out!
01:01:59
March 04, 2021
Love - the four letter word | Family Reflections
On this episode we're sitting with Demar Felix Fearon a SDA pastor with Jamaican roots (currently serving in NJ). We talked about love, what it is, how it works, how it can die, and much more! Check it out!
57:36
February 15, 2021
Manhood | Family Reflections
On this episode, we sit down with Arthur Allain (IG: @arthurallain758), an incredible musician, entrepreneur, Brand ambassador for St. Lucia, and educator. We discussed the difference between a "good man" and a "real man", matriarchy in St.Lucia, and dealing with the circumstances that we're all dealing with!  
47:08
February 01, 2021
The Caribbean meets Africa | Family Reflections
On this episode, we sit down with Chadia Mathurin, the founder of Wakonté. We discussed her journey, the purpose of her platform, living as a St. Lucian in Ghana, and some exciting news!
01:21:32
January 19, 2021
An Entrepreneurial Journey | Family Reflections
On this episode, we sit down with Marvin and Melinda St. Ange from Ice Candi as we discuss their journey into the world of entrepreneurship. They shared their struggles and triumphs with us, and offered valuable advice and encouragement for any future/present entrepreneurs. Check it out! 
01:00:09
January 04, 2021
Relationship Communication | Family Reflections
On this episode, Kina and I (Keddy) sit with Kaysia Verneuil as we dig into everything from the "three C's of a healthy relationship", the importance of listening, and whether communication is necessary for love. It was a good time, hop in!
01:01:59
December 21, 2020
Why are we bleaching? | Family Reflections
On this episode Krishma and myself (Keddy) dig into a discussion on road safety in St. Lucia. We shared some stories and asked some hard questions such as; "Is complexion preference (when seeking a romantic partner)..bad?" and we discussed the prevalence of skin bleaching. Check it out! For the video recording visit www.iyanolapictures.com
01:04:18
December 07, 2020
Road Safety and "Bike Life" | Family Reflections
On this episode Officer Ron Chicot, Kina and myself (Keddy) dig into a discussion on road safety in St. Lucia. We shared some stories and asked some hard questions such as; "Do we have to sacrifice freedom for safety?" and we discussed the increasing rate of motorcycle fatalities. Check it out! For the video recording visit www.iyanolapictures.com
01:10:25
November 23, 2020
On Death and Dying | Family Reflections
On this episode Kina and myself (Keddy) dig into a very personal discussion about death. We shared some stories and asked some hard questions such as; "Why do some people get physically sick when they lose someone?", "Does grief ever go away?" and we discussed how to deal with death healthily. Check it out.
38:56
November 09, 2020
A Kwéyòl Conversation | Family Reflections
On this episode Kina, Kendall and myself (Keddy) dig into a discussion on the history and acceptance of the french creole language of St. Lucia. We shared some stories and asked some hard questions such as; "How long will it take till the language can be used in job interviews?" and we discussed things that have changed regarding the socioeconomic stereotypes that accompany creole speakers. Check it out!
01:07:38
October 26, 2020
A Recap | Family Reflections
On this episode Kina, Mathurine and myself (Keddy) dive into a recap of the most intriguing themes in the past episodes. We shared some stories and asked some hard questions such as; "How should men deal with rejection and disrespect?" and we discussed things that have changed regarding the discussion of sex in Caribbean society. Check it out!
56:42
October 12, 2020
Sexual Health | Family Reflections
On this episode Kina and myself (Keddy) dive into the subject of sexual health with Gabrielle Leonce. We shared some stories and asked some hard questions such as; "Is abstinence really the best protection?", "Why don't men get tested?" and we discussed things that should be done to help protect yourself.
01:01:39
October 12, 2020
Male Suicide and Caribbean Culture pt.2 | Family Reflections
On this episode Kina and myself (Keddy) dive into the subject of Male suicide in the Caribbean once again. We asked some hard questions such as "Is Suicide selfish?", "Why don't men cry?" and we discussed things that can be done to help suicide victims.
54:21
October 05, 2020
Male Suicide and Caribbean Culture | Family Reflections
In this episode we dive into a discussion that is long overdue. Caribbean culture often forces men to suppress their emotions and doesn't teach handling them in a healthy way. 
42:38
October 05, 2020
An Introduction | Family Reflections
We're excited to announce our new co-host, Kina Nicholas! In this episode we talk about everything from Keddy's final days of quarantine, the next 40 years of Caribbean society, and how ridiculous politics can be.
58:45
October 05, 2020
A Solo | Family Reflections
Here Keddy talks to us through his travel experience coming into St. Lucia with the new travel protocols, mask-wearers, and the co-host announcement!
29:49
October 05, 2020
A Reunion Conversation | Family Reflections
We had a good time catching up with Eleanor Charles, a friend whose story of motherhood and growth made for a great conversation! Check it out!
58:47
October 05, 2020
A Conversation on Racism pt. 2 | Family Reflections
In this episode we continue our deep dive into the topic of racism with Michael Nixon (VP for Diversity & Inclusion at Andrews University).
01:03:31
October 05, 2020
A Conversation on Racism | Family Reflections
We had a great time with Shreffler Maxwell (a gospel-artist employed in the St. Lucian Tourism Industry) and Michael Nixon (VP for Diversity & Inclusion at Andrews University) as we attempted to dig into the topic of racism a bit across both the Caribbean and the United States.
01:05:31
October 04, 2020
Sexual Assault in the Caribbean | Family Reflections
On this episode of Family Reflections, we take deep dive into a topic that is taboo in some circles. Check it out, let us know your thoughts - email us at iyanolapictures@gmail.com
01:05:31
October 04, 2020
Domestic Violence and Covid-19 | Family Reflections
In this virtual episode we sit with Kendall Elva, Neva Edward-Dandas, and Keddy Emmanuel as they discuss the "Domestic Violence & Covid-19". What are your thoughts? Email us at iyanolapictures@gmail.com!
59:23
October 04, 2020
The Iyanola Story | Family Reflections
Family Reflections is a bi-weekly conversation with the Iyanola Team. For the first ever virtual episode we sit with Mathurine Emmanuel, Kenty Ramdatt, and Keddy Emmanuel as they discuss the "Iyanola Story". 
01:03:10
October 04, 2020