Manson Lecture Theatre
Micah Fink, award-winning filmmaker and Maurice Tomlinson, a human rights lawyer from Jamaica, present Micah’s feature film The Abominable Crime Premiered in the US at DOC NYC film festival in 2013, and now touring film festivals in Amsterdam and London, this one-hour documentary tells the interconnected stories of two gay Jamaicans who are forced to flee their home in the face of violent homophobia., showing the life-altering consequences of anti-gay violence.
Following the screening, Micah and Maurice will discuss the connection between homophobia, stigma, and HIV, and how these social factors have led to a devastating increase in the AIDS rate in Jamaica’s gay community.
Panelists will include Dr. Ford Hickson, Course Director for Public Health and a fellow of the School's Sigma Research group which provided technical assistance on a recent UN internet survey of men who have sex with men in the Caribbean, and Peter Nevins (Psychoanalyst and Director of Islington Mind) on the impact of homophobia in Jamaican communities in London.
More details and trailer on the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting website