Right Near the Beach

Friday March 19th 2021, 7:00 pm

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Runtime: 80 mins

Language: English

Director: Gibrey Allen

Country: Jamaica, 2020

Genre: Drama, Gay

STREAMING March 19th - 28th

After the death of famous runner Jeffrey Jacobs, the Jamaican public becomes enamored with the details of his life and speculates as to the motivation behind his murder. Jeffrey's father, a reserved and kind farmer, struggles to grieve while inundated by the inescapable coverage. Through moments of blinding rage and quiet contemplation, the camera is a window into a life burdened by the death of a child that will never know justice. Against a backdrop of beautiful vistas, Right Near The Beach takes a lyrical approach to the exploration of homophobia in Jamaica. Rather than treat the murder as a voyeuristic mystery, the film challenges us to contemplate the anguish of loss while everyone else debates the value of one person’s life.

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OFFICIAL SELECTION
- New Orleans Film Festival
- Brooklyn Film Festival
- BronzeLens Film Festival
- BlackStar Film Festival
- Pan African Film Festival