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Director: Kaneal Gayle
Year of Production: 2014
Total Running Time: 50 min
ABOUT THE FILM
This film documents the inaugural week of Pride events in Jamaica 2015, a country often labelled as one of the most homophobic countries on earth. The focus is on the face of PRiDE, Simone Harris, her life, bravery as well as her contribution to what was Jamaica’s inaugural PRiDE celebration.
Poignant moments in the film celebrate those who are being loud and proud about their sexual orientation, even as they describe the difficulties that they face in the Jamaican society for being who they are.
Kaneal Gayle has been a working journalist in Jamaica since 2008 with both major free to air television stations i.e Television Jamaica-TVJ and CVMTV. He chose to document the first Pride celebration in Jamaica’s history to capture the raw emotions of the LGBT community during this history-making occasion.