Medgar Evers College Film & Culture Series / Sons and Daughters of Jamaica, Inc. Present
“Jamaica for Sale” at Medgar Evers College Founders Auditorium, 1650 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn NY
Tuesday May 11th 2010. Open mike at 6:30pm film starts at 7:00.
Q & A after the movie, Producer/Director Esther Figueroa and Colin Moore Esq. will be amongst the panelists.
Jamaica for Sale (84mins) is a powerful documentary about the economic, social and environmental impacts of tourism and unsustainable development in Jamaica. www.jamaicaforsale.net
Winner of the Audience Award at the Africa World Documentary Film Festival, the Bronze Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival, and the Rising Star Award at the Canada Film Festival; Special Mention: Commfest Community Film Festival. Gone with the Film Festival, Indiefest
“Jamaica for Sale is a powerful critique of the persistent neocolonial structures of ownership in the Jamaican tourism industry, and the resulting environmental degradation, exploitative and dangerous labour conditions, and loss of communities’ autonomy or participation in the development processes that most affect their livelihoods. Through a combination of interviews, archival footage, and coverage of tourism-related events such as work stoppages and communities’ meetings with resort developers, Jamaica for Sale presents a compelling portrayal of an industry in crisis, one that is perpetuating a radically uneven distribution of tourism benefits.”
Jenny Burman, Assistant Professor of Communications, McGill University. Author of “Transnational Yearnings: Tourism, Migration and Diasproic Culture” 2010