Jamaica for Sale
A documentary about tourism and unsustainable development.
Film screening and a conversation with director Esther Figueroa
Thursday, October 08, 20094:00 PM - 6:00 PM
BROAD Art Center 2160E
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Jamaica for Sale, by Esther Figueroa and Diana McCaulay, counters the dominant view that tourism is the savior of the Jamaican people. Lively and hard hitting, with powerful voices, arresting visuals and iconic music, Jamaica or Sale 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 tries to turn the tide.
Esther Figueroa, PhD, (Vagabond Media, Juniroa Productions, Inc.) is a Jamaican independent filmmaker, writer, and linguist. She has 25 years of experience in media production including documentaries, educational videos, television programming, music videos, multi-media, web content, and feature film. An activist filmmaker, her work focuses on local knowledge, indigenous cultures, social injustice, community empowerment, and the environment. Her work gives voice to those outside of mainstream media, and aims to counter the dominant values, information and world views portrayed in commercial media.
Cost : Free and Open to the Public
Download file: jamaicaforsale.pdf
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, The Mellon Seminar on Caribbean Cultural History, LAI Working Group on Caribbean Studies