To Celebrate Reggae Music, Jamaica’s the Place

I was in Kingston attending a small conclave of local filmmakers sponsored by the Jamaica Film and Television Association. After viewing five short films, each of the filmmakers got to answer questions from the media.

After listening to all the chatter, I interjected with this simple question, "Does anyone remember ‘The Harder they Come’?" This was probably the most important film to come out of Jamaica as it introduced the world to the sounds of reggae music.An older man who had been introduced as a professor from the University of the West Indies and hadn’t yet said a word, answered: "I was the cinematographer on that movie."

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