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'The Abominable Crime' Screening at Wake Forest University

Event Date:

October 6, 2017 | 7:00 PM EDT

ADDRESS:

Wake Forest University
Kulynych Auditorium
1834 Wake Forest Road

Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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Jamaica has the reputation of being one of the most violently anti-gay countries on earth. Male...

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Micah Fink and Maurice Tomlinson
Micah Fink, left, and Maurice Tomlinson, right, will hold a conversation with the audience after the screening. Image by Amanda Ottaway. Philadelphia, 2014.

Join the Pulitzer Center at Wake Forest University on Friday, October 6, 2017, for a screening of "The Abominable Crime" followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Micah Fink and lawyer Maurice Tomlinson, one of the main characters in the film.

"The Abominable Crime" gives voice to gay Jamaicans who are forced to flee their homeland. Tomlinson, a Jamaican human rights activist, is outed shortly after filing a lawsuit challenging his country's anti-sodomy law. After receiving a flood of death threats, he escapes to Canada, and then risks everything to return to continue his teaching and his activism. The film also follows Simone Edwards, a young lesbian single mother, who survives a brutal hate crime and faces a choice between hiding with her daughter in Jamaica or escaping to seek safety and asylum abroad.

Catch the film a day earlier also: another screening and conversation with Fink and Tomlinson kick off the Out at the Movies Festival, North Carolina's LGBTI film series, on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 8:00 pm. Pulitzer Center Senior Education Manager Fareed Mostoufi moderates the discussion that evening. Get tickets and more information.

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