Monday, August 29, 2011

One People: "Out of Many, One Documentary" - Celebrating Jamaica's Global Reach

Next year both Jamaica and I turn 50. Me in February and Jamaica six months later when the island celebrates her 50th year of independence from Great Britain on August 6, 2012. I'm celebrating by entering grad school and getting my masters degree over the next two years. The One People Documentary is a fabulous idea to celebrate Jamaica's independence and a great collaborative effort. Jah know seh Jamrock deserves some upliftment! We may be likkle but we tallawa!!! From the OnePeople wesbite:

OnePeople is a collaborative documentary that invites people worldwide to contribute footage to celebrate Jamaica's global reach 50 years after independence. We pose the question "What does Jamaica mean to you?" with the aim that a global community of creative minded people will respond by uploading a visual representation of their answer.

We know this tiny island nation has touched many outside of our country, even beyond our diaspora, and with this project we will embrace anyone who has ever been moved by a reggae song, enjoyed a plate of ackee and saltfish, a Negril sunset, been inspired by the words of Marcus Garvey or simply has a point of view.

OnePeople will premiere in London, Toronto, New York, Miami and Kingston on August 6th 2012.

We hope we have given you all the information you need right here but feel free to contact us with any questions.

Submissions will close November 6th, 2011. See website here.


  1. Thanks for the post its much clearer and meaningful than the actual site.

  2. Hi Marvin,
    Thanks for commenting,
    I checked out your blog - stunning! Your photography is amazing...
    all the best,