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Monday, December 8, 2008

Made in Jamaica at the 16th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival

Every year, the African Diaspora Film Festival brings an exciting line-up of international and local films that depict the richness and diversity of the Black experience - and more - to New York City! They will be screening an important number of Caribbean films amongst which the documentary Made in Jamaica by Jerome Laperouz, 108 mins, 2006, Jamaica/France, documentary in EnglishMade in Jamaica is a powerful portrait of the leaders of Jamaican music that explores how Reggae has become a worldwide phenomenon.

It is the story of how a small island nation in the Caribbean of only three million people took their human experience and turned it into songs full of emotions that resonate around the world." Reggae is Jamaica's blues: a music of both desperation and hope. Never before has a single feature film presented the leaders of the Reggae music movement with the intensity that MADE IN JAMAICA does. The film features Grammy Award Winner Toots, Gregory Isaacs, Bunny Wailer (Bob Marley's brother), 2006 Grammy Award Nominees Third World, Shia and Cat Core, Beres Hammond, Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, Alaine Laugthon, Tanya Stephens, Bounty Killer, Blessed, Elephant Man, Lady Saw, Joseph Current, Vybz Kartel, Brick and Lace, Dr. Marshall, Capleton, Koolant, and Left Side & Esco.

Official web site:
Trailer on Youtube below:

WHEN: Sun. Dec, 14 @ 5:00pm & 7:30pm;Tue. Dec. 16 @ 3:30pm, 6:00pm & 8:30pmWHERE: Symphony Space, Thalia Theatre2537 Broadway @ 95th St.Tickets: (212) 864-5400

The African Diaspora Film Festival TeamTel: (212) 678-7428 / 7438Tel: (212) 864 1760Fax (212) 316- 6020

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