Caribbean Movie Night- Jamaica Green Card

Caribbean Movie Night- Jamaica Green Card

A movie made by a local director, helping to celebrate Jamaica's 55th anniversary of independence.

Friday, July 21, 2017 - 6:00pm

Local film Director Cleon James will have his film, "Jamaica Green Card" featured at Caribbean Movie Night in Boston on Friday, July 21, 2017, 6-9pm at the Mildred Community Center in Mattapan. The movie is followed by a discussion with its Director Cleon James and it part of a series of events in Massachusetts to celebrate Jamaica’s 55th anniversary of independence this year. The country of Jamaica will celebrate the 55th anniversary of its independence on August 6, 2017. To commemorate this achievement, Celebrate Jamaica, Inc., in collaboration with the Jamaican Diaspora in Massachusetts, Boston JUMP, COJO, Jamaica Associates, and JCDS, is hosting a series of events to showcase Jamaica’s history and rich culture. These events will take place from July 15, 2017- August 12, 2017.

“Jamaica Green Card” is based on Caribbean people making their way to the United States all seeking the American dream. The story explores the decisions they make and how they get to their goals -- following the ups and downs and misconceptions that can be formed in a bid to obtain that Green Card. Cleon James is an independent film director. A Jamaican-born videographer, he has written film featuring a number of Caribbean nationals based in Boston, Massachusetts. Hailing from the north-western city of Montego Bay, James’ love for television and film was apparent from an early age and he thanks his family for “always supporting and encouraging” him to pursue his dreams. Currently Resides in Boston. Additional film releases are "Blood Shed," "Facing Reality," "Foreign Exchange," and "Jamaica Green Card."

Jamaica National Day (Independence Day) was first celebrated on August 6, 1962 by raising the National Flag which signified the birth of the nation. This auspicious occasion is celebrated every year in Jamaica and the 6th day of August is a national holiday in Jamaica. Jamaicans have played an integral part in the development of American politics, music, acting, sports and culture and cuisine. Proceeds from the Jamaica 55 Boston celebration events will support domestic violence prevention initiatives and women’s shelters in Jamaica.

Tickets for the Caribbean Movie night are free with an RSVP. Donations accepted for the domestic violence prevention programs in Jamaica. RSVP on Eventbrite at

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