The brainchild of directors Storm Saulter and Michelle Serieux, BFI brings New Caribbean Cinema to Southbank.
Better known for the groundbreaking music and phenomenal world class athletes produced on the island in the sun, it's not often that film comes into the spotlight when you think of Jamaica. As with most industries funding is a serious issue for New Caribbean Cinema but that has not stopped directors, Saulter and Serieux putting together a taster of the best in the country's cinema, taking place in London this September 1-3.
Said to 'rip the lid off a culture of violence' a series of eight short films, #synopsis">Jamaica We Love You shown at the BFI on 2 September showcases the drama, animation and visual poetry you should expect to see in New Caribbean Cinema.
Whilst the day previously 2010's Better Mus Come, Storm Saulter's take on the vicious battle between the prolific gangs and political parties during the 1970's is not to be missed.
If you're interested in getting a little culturally involved in what Jamaica has to offer then make sure you take the time to head to one of the New Caribbean Cinema screenings - which also includes Calypso Dreams and a closing festival featuring Desmond Dekker - where you can also catch Serieux discussing future ambitions and present achievements across the growing sector.