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Taboo Yardies Selena Blake, Selena Blake 2011 | Jamaica, USA | English |
| Feature Documentary

Jamaica has a notorious reputation for homophobia and violence against gays. This groundbreaking documentary goes beyond the headlines to look at what life is like for Jamaica’s LGBT community, and the origins of the country’s attitudes towards homosexuality. Interviews with gay and lesbian Jamaicans, both on the island and in the diaspora, as well as gay-rights activists and prominent Jamaicans, form the basis of this brave, important film.

Produced by : Selena Blake

Cast: Beverly Anderson Manley, Staceyann Chin, Aggrey Irons, Dadland Maye

Awards: "Derek Oyston Award: Best Feature Documentary" - London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, 2013.

  • keywords:
  • hate crimes, gender, LGBT, equality, attacks, homosexuality