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The Abominable Crime Screens at DOC NYC with Director Micah Fink

Event Date:

November 15, 2013 | 4:30 PM EST TO 6:30 PM EST
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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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Maurice Tomlinson demonstrating in Kingston. Image by Micah Fink. Jamaica, 2013.

The award-winning film, "The Abominable Crime" is having its New York premiere at the city's week-long Documentary Festival. Director and Pulitzer Center grantee Micah Fink's film reveals the violent homophobia in Jamaican culture. The film screens on Friday, Nov. 15, at 4:45 pm in the IFC Center.

The film follows Maurice Tomlinson, a leading human rights activist, who must cope to life after being forcibly outed, and Simone Edwards, a lesbian-identified Jamaican and single mother, who must find a way to protect herself and her daughter after surviving an anti-gay shooting.

These intimate first-person narratives show the dangers and discrimination gay and lesbian people are faced with in Jamaica, and reveal the psychological and social impacts of adapting to life after surviving in a homeland that rejects your way of living.

"The Abominable Crime"
Friday, November 15
4:45 pm
IFC Center
DOC NYC - New York's Documentary Festival
323 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10014


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