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Directed by Stephanie Black

United States 2001 80 mins. In English

Chronicling the severe impacts of International Monetary Fund and World Bank policies on the small Caribbean island of Jamaica, this incisive documentary is based on a text by notable writer Jamaica Kincaid and features a rollicking soundtrack of reggae classics.

Followed by In Dialogue, a post-film discussion moderated by Dr. Roberta Hunte.

Dr Roberta Hunte is an educator, facilitator, and cultural worker. She is an Assistant Professor in Child Youth and Family Studies and affiliate faculty in Women Gender and Sexuality Studies and Black Studies here at Portland State University. She facilitates trainings on equity, diversity and inclusion. She is a collaborator on the theatre pieces My Walk Has Never Been Average and We Are Brave, and a short film Sista in the Brotherhood. Her research on Black tradeswomen and reproductive justice informs her performance work. She is on the board of Partnership for Safety and Justice. Her research areas are Black women in the trades, Black women and maternal health, and students of color pathways to higher education in Oregon.

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.