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Kingston Paradise

Mary Wells | Jamaica | 85 mins | Feature Film | English | 2013

In an off-beat nuanced film, Rocksy, (Christopher ‘Johnny’ Daley) a small-time hustler, journeys into chaos to steal a car while his lady friend Rosie (Camille Small Peart) hangs a watercolor painting in their modest room and dreams of peace. The fight to survive their broken dreams and aspirations forces them to commit a crime that changes their lives forever. Shot on the streets of Kingston where poverty, beauty and desperation collide, this Jamaican story transcends its Island locale to become a universal story of people whose poverty seems to trap them in a life where reckless acts appear the only road to an elusive better life.

Little wonder that the film won the Best Diaspora Film at the 2014 Africa Movie Academy Awards as well as the Pan African Film Festival Programmer’s Award for Narrative Feature. And in 2013, it won the Audience Award for Best Feature at the CaribbeanTales Festival!

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