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Akwantu to premiere as part of Jamaica’s 50th jubilee celebrations

The Jamaican Ministry of Youth and Culture has designated the world premiere of the Maroon documentary film Akwantu as an endorsed event for ‘Jamaica 50’ – the official government program … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

Maroons head to the silver screen

Source: Curtis Campbell, Gleaner Writer In a celebration befitting the festive season, Hollywood-based Jamaican stuntman Roy T. Anderson gave the media a taste of history with an Afrocentric preview of … Continue reading

December 21, 2011

Akwantu: The Journey

Source: BoxscoreNews As far back as Roy Anderson can remember his family in Jamaica has always spoken proudly of their Maroon heritage. The Maroons were former slaves who escaped the … Continue reading

August 11, 2011 · 3 Comments

Roy T. Anderson: Filmmaker documents his heritage

Source: Paul H. Williams, Jamaica Gleaner The story of the Jamaican Maroons goes back, perhaps, to when the first shipload of slaves arrived in the island. These nonconformists led a … Continue reading

August 11, 2011 · 3 Comments