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Black History Month: Young @ Heart Cinema Presents Harder They Come

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St Pauls Learning Centre

94 Grosvenor Road

Bristol

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THE HARDER THEY COME film was a sensation in Jamaica due to its naturalistic portrayal of black Jamaicans in real locations and its use of the Jamaican Patois.

Based upon a real-life Jamaican criminal by the name of Ivanhoe Martin, also known as Rhyging, who achieved fame in the 1940s.

Ivanhoe "Ivan" Martin is in search of a job. He leaves his rural home after his grandmother dies to live with his mother in Kingston

The film was a sensation in Jamaica due to its naturalistic portrayal of black Jamaicans in real locations and its use of the Jamaican Patois.

The soundtrack to the film is considered a breakthrough for reggae music in the United States.

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