“As Freedom Fighters we never give up!” On a wonderful journey Ms. Sugga, a strong, feisty animated sugar cane stalk, travels with two kids (Tamika and Omar), and a wise African Chief (Tacky), in a magical bubble back in time, in search of ancient sugar cane molasses that she must find in order to make her bulla cakes. But on the way they get caught in Jamaica’s turbulent sugar cane history and discover that ‘the spirit to survive never dies’ when you’re determined to fight for a future you want. As the four make their way through history in search of ‘sweetness’, they meet bittersweet characters of the past and identify the new elements needed to change the balance of power to make the sugar cane industry work for its people.
(58mins) | Jamaica
An award winning independent film director/ writer and producer, Mary Wells has nearly thirty years of experience in television and film production in Jamaica/ the Caribbean and internationally. Her work is varied, but has consisted of many documentaries and dramas for young adults and children. In 1999, her documentary short “Now Jimmy!” was awarded “Outstanding Documentary from the Caribbean” in the Sheryl Lee Ralph Film & Music Festival and was also accepted in the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival, 2002. In 2014, her first narrative feature, “Kingston Paradise”, was awarded ‘Best Diaspora Feature’ from the African Movie Academy Awards. Wells studied Television Production and the Theatre Arts in Washington DC and continues to do Film and TV production work of all kinds.