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Do you think of Jamaica as a vacation paradise or as a country where gays and lesbians are hunted down in the streets? Read more

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Do you think of Jamaica as a vacation paradise or as a country where gays and lesbians are hunted down in the streets?

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The Abominable Crime Update: Best Doc at BIFF / upcoming screenings

"As they say in JA, ‘Dis film a go hit dem fe six! ‘ Jamaicans will be forced to stop and listen." -- Carolyn Carr Ragland. 

Dear Friends, 

There has been quite a bit going on with the film and we wanted to share some excitement with you. 

This last weekend, The Abominable Crime screened at the Belize International Film Festival. We are pleased and incredibly honored to announce that we won Best Feature Documentary at the festival! 

“A riveting, urgent, compelling account of what pressures and hatred LGBT Jamaicans face,” writes Lisa Shoman, a senator at the National Assembly of Belize. “But for the names and faces, it could easily have been made about Belize.” 

And Jason Jones, the Executive Director, “I Am One,” the leading JGBT group in Trinidad & Tobago, who attended a private screening in Jamaica two weeks ago, calls it “the most important LGBTQI documentary film ever to be produced in the English speaking Caribbean.” 

Jones was so enthusiastic about the film that he went home and organized a screening in Trinidad and Tobago. The film will be shown at 8:30 pm at Studio 145 Tragarete Rd, Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. 

Also coming up, on Friday, July 19th, there will be a community screening in Rochester, New York. Maurice Tomlinson, one of our main characters, will participate in a panel discussion after the film. There will also be a community pot-luck! The screening is free and open to the public, and will be held at Open Arms MCC, 740 Marshall Road, Rochester, NY, 14624 -- at 7:00 pm. 

There are also screenings in the works for New York City and Washington, DC. 

Please let us know if you’d like to do a screening in your community. Visit the “Watch” page on abominablecrimefilm.com for details. 

Kickstarter rewards will be mailed out in the next few weeks! Thank you all for your patience! 

If you are not receiving a DVD with your backer reward, but are interested in owning a copy of the film, DVDs are now available to purchase on our website

We are now accepting orders, and will begin shipping soon! 

Thanks very much for your support! 

Best regards, 

Micah and the whole Abominable Crime Team! 

 “A very moving documentary, and very sensitively handled. Carry tissue or a Hanky (seriously ...you will be moved to tears in parts)! Worth seeing again!!” -- Noelle Ingledew, former Chair of Jamaica AIDS Support for Life. 

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    1. Creator Rex Toltschin on July 16, 2013

      Congratulations on your award in Belize! Well deserved. While it so unfortunate LGBT Community citizens of the world continue to be marginalized and abused, Film Documentaries remain a vital educational tool for change. In spite of efforts by governments who have influence in Jamaica, their ongoing discrimination and outright violence continues. Jamaica is a country with a rich history and should be a beacon of light, this film will help make that happen!