Out Deh - The Youth of Jamaica
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Out Deh - The Youth of Jamaica

Mon
21
Mon Oct 21 7:30 PM

Byron Community Centre
Code
General Admission
78 Mins
October
Mon Oct 21

Out Deh is a documentary which portrays a new generation of Jamaicans in transition, determined to get out of old and set structures in society and culture – and contribute with their fresh mindset and strength to a new understanding of the island of Jamaica. By diving intensely into the reality of the three protagonists Shama, Romar, and Bakersteez, the film offers us a deep insight into their daily struggle of searching for their individual way into a bright, self-determined future: Shama without any question being the best and first professional surfer of the island. Bakersteez is just starting a worldwide career as one of the uprising rappers creating and adding to a new Jamaican sound. Romar's rough upbringing in the Tivoli Garden ghetto touches us profoundly while we can share his dreams and thoughts as he puts his first steps out. In Out Deh, first-time director Louis Josek makes us aware of a new, full-of-hope movement on Jamaica, a Caribbean island whose youth, like in so many other countries in the region, was battered by economic struggle, social injustice, and a paralysing history. Josek's classic cinema aesthetics combine with a modern approach to filmmaking and his aim to discover the struggle and the real beauty of his protagonists to build respect and compassion for young people who follow their visions with courage and commitment. The movie was shot in Jamaica, Japan and Hawaii.
October
Mon Oct 21

Byron Community Centre

69 Jonson St Byron Bay, New South Wales, 2481