6:00 P.M PRESS LAUNCH
6:30 p.m. RECEPTION -Music by L&S SymfHoney
7:00 P.M. BEST OF THE REGGAE FILM FESTIVAL 2011
‘TOUBA‘ – Music Video: Dir: East Village Pharmacy (USA)
‘MAN FREE‘ (Documentary): Director: Kinsey Beck (USA)
Man Free takes a look into the lives of everyday people in the beautiful country of Jamaica. Told through the people themselves, the film takes a glimpse into the lives of people young and old as they fight politics, crime, drugs and more. From the colorful and spirited taxi driver Master Blaster too the young woman running her own bakery, Man Free sheds a light on real life in Jamaica. It’s not all reggae and good times. It’s a land full of conflict and struggle and a yearning for a better life. But through all the hardships, you come to realize Jamaicans are truly poeople of grace. Featuring Perry Henzell.
8:00 PM – SPEECHES
WELCOME – Carl Bradshaw, Chairman – JAMAICA FILM ACADEMY
REMARKS – Annette Atkinson, Corporate Affairs Manager, RBC Bank
‘Stay Firm‘ – Craig ‘Amaziyah The Great’ Kirkland
‘What if…” – Vanessa Phillips
‘What I am, What I was, What I remain‘ – Christopher Byfield.
‘The spirit of Life is in the Music‘ – Regina Beavers
Director: Mustapha Khan – USA Starring: CEDRIC SANDERS, DAVID ‘STEEL PULSE’ HINDS
ROCKSTEADY is a coming of age story set against the world of dirt track stock car racing in rural New York. BC Cook (21) is the son of a Jamaican immigrant who died tragically 10 years earlier leaving him and his mom to fend for themselves. Times are tough financially and they are at risk of losing the family home to foreclosure. Events lead BC to the world of racing where he learns not only about how to succeed on the track, but also about becoming a responsible young adult. Set to a reggae soundtrack and featuring acting and musical performances by Grammy award-winner, Steel Pulse, ROCKSTEADY follows a young man’s journey over the course of a racing season, but more importantly of self-discovery and growth.
10:00 PM – CINE JAMAICA
‘SINCE I FELL FOR YOU– Dir: BLiP
‘SURFACE LOVE‘ Dir: Jones Jr.
‘CAMARIAH’S WAY‘ – Dir: Craig ‘Amaziyah the Great’ Kirkland
10:30 PM – “FIRE IN BABYLON”(Feature Documentary): Dir: Stevan Riley – UK
The breathtaking story of how the West Indies triumphed over its colonial masters through the achievements of one of the most gifted cricket teams in sporting history. In a turbulent era of apartheid in South Africa; race riots in England and civil unrest in the Caribbean, the West Indian cricketers, led by the enigmatic Viv Richards, struck a defiant blow at the forces of white prejudice worldwide. Their undisputed skill, combined with a fearless spirit, allowed them to dominate the genteel game at the highest level, replaying it on their own terms. This is their story, told in their own words.
12:00 AM – VOTE OF THANKS