Nontheatrical Ecologies: The Films of Esther Figueroa
Activist filmmaker Esther Figueroa’s documentaries focus on local knowledge, indigenous cultures, social injustice, community empowerment and environmental issues.
This screening series, sponsored by the Black Film Center/Archive and the IU Libraries Moving Image Archive, showcases three films Figueroa produced in Jamaica. A discussion with Figueroa will follow.
The event is free, but ticketed.
Jamaica for Sale
“Jamaica for Sale” is a feature-length documentary about unsustainable tourism development, its destruction of Jamaica’s natural environment and failed promise of local economic benefits.
Massa God Fish Can Done
This 15-minue educational video shows how Belize overcame problems of overfishing and adopted the most successful fishery conservation practices in the Caribbean. The video argues that Jamaica, the most overfished country in the Caribbean, should follow Belize’s example.
Cockpit Country is Our Home
This 28-minute educational video introduces viewers to the biota of Cockpit Country, the interior western region of Jamaica, through breathtaking, intimate footage.