UNRAVELING PARADISE PROGRAM 2: JAMAICA FOR SALE

Director: Esther Figueroa
Jamaica / 2006 / 84 min

Followed by a Q&A with Filmmaker Esther Figueroa and Curator Dessane Lopez Cassell

Last streamed on Thu, Apr 21

ALSO SHOWING IN OUR NYC THEATER

Co-presented by the Abrons Art Center and curated by Dessane Lopez Cassell, Unraveling Paradise presents a selection of Caribbean films and artist’s moving image works that pry apart illusions of the region as a tropical “paradise.”

Program 2: Jamaica for Sale
Dir. Esther Figueroa, 2009, 84 min.

Jamaica for Sale
“Honing in on the environmental and economic impacts of overdevelopment, Jamaica for Sale connects the tourism industry and its ripple effects to a long legacy of extractive industry in the Caribbean. Through her engagement with a wide range of Jamaicans—workers, environmentalists, scholars, and small business owners—Esther Figueroa’s documentary reckons with the false promise of prosperity through tourism, in a country that remains highly dependent on it.”—Dessane Lopez Cassell

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