This years film festival, FOKUS JAMAICA, is just 2 weeks away, featuring the best of Jamaican cinema past and present.
Tickets are now available online at the
FOKUS JAMAICA website.
Buy your tickets for our Opening Night Gala: the Canadian premiere of Stephanie Black’s award-winning musical feature documentary AFRICA UNITE.
Made to commemorate Bob Marley’s 60th birthday – It is the story of the Marley family’s first trip to Ethiopia. After the screening there will be a Talk Back session about African Unity!! and we are hoping that Stephanie Black will be able to join us from NYC.
At the Revue Cinema, 400 Roncesvalles Avenue, on Thursday July 10th at 7pm. Tickets $20, including After Party at River Restaurant hosted by the Jamaican Consulate, Toronto.
“AFRICA UNITE is a singular and masterfully executed film that is at once concert tribute, Marley family travelogue, and humanitarian documentary, igniting the screen with the spirit of world renowned reggae icon BOB MARLEY in its every frame. …There in the capital city of Addis Ababa three generations of Marleys take part in a 12 hour concert like no other, attended by more than 300,000 people from around the world, with the ultimate purpose of inspiring the young generations of Africa to unite for the future of their continent… Includes appearances by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, actor Danny Glover, world music sensation Angelique Kidjo, Bob Marley’s mother Mrs. Booker, and Princess Mary, granddaughter of Emperor Haile Selassie. Produced and directed by Stephanie Black, Life & Debt; H 2 Worker, and Executive Produced by Rita Marley, Cedella Marley, Danny Glover, and Joslyn Barnes.”
In Other Newz:
** CaribbeanTales launches its Youth and Community Program, inviting inner-city youth to meet celebrity role models and participate in an exciting program of events at the Fokus Jamaica Film Festival
** Tune into Canoe Live (SUN TV) this Friday, July 27 at 5:30pm and catch executive chef Selwyn Richards talk about the great food and drinks attendees will enjoy at the 3rd annual CaribbeanTales Film Festival
** Pick up a copy of The Caribbean Camera, or visit http://www.ccn365.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1608&Itemid=2 to read the paper’s interview with festival founder Frances-Anne Solomon
** Check out the CaribbeanTales Film Festival on the front cover of WE magazine’s June issue! Pick up your free copy on news stands now!
** Grab a copy of Caribbean Uprising International and The Ethnic Umbella to read their Fokus Jamaica festival previews
** Listen to CIUT 89.5 FM, CHRY 105.5 FM and CKLN 88.1FM starting June 30 to hear our 30-second CarbbeanTales Film Festival radio spots
** Pick up a copy of The Canadian Immigrant’s July issue to read an interview with Frances-Anne Solomon
** Tune into Flow 93.5 beginning July 1st to hear our 30-second CaribbeanTales Film Festival radio spot
** Listen to Michael Yarde’s show Take 5 on CIUT 89.5 FM the week of July 1st to hear his series of interviews with festival attendees: Leonie Forbes, Clement Virgo, Peter Williams and Frances-Anne Solomon
** Be sure to watch Island Style (Rogers Television Toronto) on July 5th at 3pm to see Jamaican Consul General Anne-Marie Bonner talk about this year’s festival.