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Title:

THE ABOMINABLE CRIME

Country:Jamaika; USA 2013
Format:digital
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:65 Minutes
Film series:African Diaspora Cinema


Director :Fink, Micah
Screenplay:Fink, Micah
  



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This documentary shows examples of how homosexuals are discriminated against in Jamaica and forced to live a clandestine lifestyle. Simone Edwards, a young mother now living in the Netherlands, and Maurice, a LGBTI activist who fl ed to Canada, are just two of many lesbian and gay Jamaicans who were forced to leave their homeland following violent assaults and death threats. Homophobic fanatics in Jamaica have stopped at nothing – murder included – and the number of victims has risen steadily in recent years. The fi lm accompanies the protagonists for several years and tells of the violence they have experienced, their fears and social uprooting. The film has won several awards at festivals both in the Caribbean and internationally, including a Human Rights Award from Amnesty International.