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Fink, Tomlinson Join "Abominable Crime" Screening in Trinidad and Tobago

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December 4, 2013 | 7:00 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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Simone Edwards at a refugee camp in the Netherlands. Image from 'The Abominable Crime' by Micah Fink/Common Good Productions. The Netherlands, 2013.

The University of the West Indies opens its doors on Wednesday, December 4, to a screening of the Pulitzer Center-supported documentary "The Abominable Crime," directed by Micah Fink of Common Good Productions. The event, on the university's main campus in St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, is organized by the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) at the UWI campus and by I Am One, which seeks equality for the LGBTQ citizenry of Trinidad and Tobago.

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 protect herself and her daughter, and Maurice Tomlinson, who is a human rights lawyer whose marriage to a man exposes him to personal danger. Both Fink and Tomlinson join the discussion after the film via Skype. The St. Augustine campus is one of four UWI campuses that serve diverse communities across the Caribbean region - Cave Hill in Barbados, St. Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago, Mona in Jamaica and the Open Campus, which was launched in Antigua & Barbuda in 2008 to become the newest location of the 60-year-old university. "The Abominable Crime" also screens at UWI Mona on December 5.

Wednesday, December 4
7:00 pm Doors open
7:15 pm Film begins
The University of the West Indies - St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
IGDS Seminar Room
St. Augustine, Trinidad


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