February 27th – The Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies presents the feature film “Home Again”
Home Again is a dramatic feature film about three adults raised “a foreign” from childhood and deported to their country of birth, Jamaica. Marva, Dunston, and Everton are deported from Canada, the U.S. and London, respectively. Now back “home,” each quickly discover a very different Jamaica from the idyllic paradise seen in vacation ads or from their vague childhood memories.
Every day is a fight for survival in a place where family support, friendships, and shelter is elusive. Danger also seems to surround them at every turn in a country that has the third highest murder rate in the world (per capita). Then there is the fact that Jamaicans uniformly blame deportees for much of their crime. Home again follows the lives of three individuals on a journey that is surprisingly filled with hope. It is a journey where through great obstacles you find a place where the human spirit dwells.
Premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), we are pleased to host Home Again at York University.
Please join us on Wednesday February 27, 2013 at 2:30pm in the Price Family Cinema (Accolade East Building –ACE) at York University (Keele campus) for the screening of the film.
A question & answer period will follow in 011 ACE with director Sudz Sutherland and producer Jennifer Holness.
For more on the film, please visit http://hungryeyes.ca/archives/portfolios/home-agai
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