Amanda Sans Panting | Jamaica | 2018 | 61 mins
ABOUT THE FILM
After the controversial extradition to the U.S of the famous druglord Christopher ¨Dudus¨ Coke, chaos reigns in his former areas of control in West Kingston, Jamaica. Bands of teenagers kill each other for any little reason. Although violence in Jamaica is always portrayed as drug related, this film unveils a real truth which links a culture of violence to masculinity and shooting guns. Most of the young people from the ghetto don´t even know why they kill each other but they are trapped in this cycle of violence. Former gangsters from Denham Town, Dudu´s previous stronghold, have become violence interrupters, a type of mediators who attempt to put an end to this nonsense situation.
Amanda Sans Pantling is a director, screenwriter and producer working in the field of creative documentary. With a background in journalism, her work has taken her across the globe. She has written and directed a number of films, both for cinema and TV, among them Songs of Redemption, awarded at several international film festivals. Based between Barcelona (Spain) and Jamaica, her films address a wide range of topics, with a special focus on social, cultural and artistic issues. She also enjoys exploring the Jamaican culture and society. Last Street is her fourth film shot in the island.