BHS: Jamaica for Sale

Black History Studies presents, followed by a panel discussion

Showing Times

Thu 19 Sep 18:30

The Caribbean is the region most economically dependent on tourism, and Jamaica is one of the most indebted countries in the world. Tourism is Jamaica's Sacred Cow. Jamaica For Sale counters the dominant view that tourism is the saviour of the Jamaican people.  Heavily promoted since 1891 as the path to modernisation and prosperity, it has tragically failed in its promises.  Lively and hard hitting, with powerful voices, arresting visuals and iconic music, the film documents the environmental, economic, social and cultural impacts of unsustainable tourism development. As Jamaica is irreversibly transformed by massive hotel and luxury condominium development, Jamaica For Sale both documents this transformation and seeks to influence future choices.

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on how the diaspora can contribute to the economic development of Jamaica and the Caribbean.

Stay on after to watch Inna de Yard for only £4 if you've attended this show.  Tickets at this special price can only be purchased in person or over the booking line, 020 3011 5523 during business hours.

Trailer: 

Film Information

Duration:
84 mins
Subtitled:
No
Certificate:
PG

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