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Amsterdam's Film Festival Brings Together Jamaicans, Filmmaker of "The Abominable Crime"


Event Date:

March 23, 2014 | 1:30 PM EDT
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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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Human rights lawyer Maurice Tomlinson demonstrating in Kingston. Image from 'The Abominable Crime' by Micah Fink/Common Good Productions. Jamaica, 2013.

The Roze Filmdagen Film Festival, Amsterdam's LGBT Film Festival in Netherlands, offers two screenings of "The Abominable Crime" on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 23. The screenings mark the premiere of the film in the Netherlands.

The full-length documentary explores homophobia in Jamaica through the lives of several individuals including Simone Edwards, who survives a hate crime shooting and flees the country to the Netherlands to protect herself and her daughter, and Maurice Tomlinson, who is a human rights lawyer whose marriage to a man exposes him to personal danger. 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.

Edwards, Tomlinson and Pulitzer Center grantee filmmaker Micah Fink join the screening on Sunday, March 23.

Saturday, March 15
3:45 pm

Sunday, March 23
1:30 pm

Amsterdam, Netherlands

For exact location and ticket information, please check the screenings page of the film.


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