It’s been an amazing year for The Abominable Crime!
The film has traveled around the world, won a number of awards, and contributed to a growing discussion about LGBT human rights at a time of increasing reaction around the world.
Since its premiere, The Abominable Crime has screened in 21 film festivals around the world and collected a growing number of awards, including the first Amnesty International Human Rights Award, given at the Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival in September 2014.
“The issues dealt with by The Abominable Crime are not just relevant to Jamaica, in which the film is set, but also internationally where laws are being enacted in many countries to inflict the most inhumane and violent penalties on same sex relationships. The jury is pleased to award the first Amnesty International Human Rights Prize at the Trinidad & Tobago Film festival 2014 to a well crafted, focused and loving film which should be seen widely in the region and the world: The Abominable Crime.” -- Citation, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS PRIZE.
Awards to Date:
- Best Documentary, 8th Annual Belize International Film Festival (July 2013)
- Best Documentary, Audience Award, Rose Filmdagen LGBT Film Festival of Amsterdam (March, 2014)
- The Audience's Favorite Film Award, Mix Copenhagen (September 2014)
- The Amnesty International Human Rights Prize, Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival (September 2014).
Next year we’re looking forward to taking the film even further!
We are delighted to announce that The Abominable Crime will be broadcast in the United States on Monday, February 16th, 2015 on PBS World. It will appear as part of the sixth season of Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange. Afropop is the only series on PBS that solely features independent documentaries and short films about life, art, and culture from the contemporary African Diaspora.
In the spring of 2015, The Abominable Crime will also have its digital release on Hulu, iTunes, and other digital venues, and will be coming to computer screens and other devices near you!
We are also looking forward to taking part in amnesty International’s Movies That Matter Festival in March of 2015. The Abominable Crime will be competition for the Matter of Act Awards, and screenings will take place in the Hague in the Netherlands.
If you would like to share The Abominable Crime with someone this holiday season, DVDs are available through our website or through retailers like Amazon. If you would like to organize a screening of the film for your group, classroom, or church, please let us know!
Thank you again for your support of the film.
Best regards and a happy new year,