The Abominable Crime

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February 18, 2015
5:30pm Eastern Time
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Join the National Black Programming Consortium (blackpublicmedia.org), WORLD Channel (worldchannel.org) and Human Rights Watch (hrw.org) in a live screening and web chat for the powerful documentary The Abominable Crime, which aired on the February 16 episode of AFROPOP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange Program. Special guests will include director Micah Fink as well as activist Maurice Tomlinson, who is featured in the film.

The Abominable Crime, at heart, is a story about a mother’s love for her child and an activist’s troubled love for his country. It gives voice to Jamaicans like Simone Edwards, who survives an anti-gay shooting, and Maurice Tomlinson, a leading activist who is forced to flee the country after being outed.

Told as they unfold, these personal accounts take the audience on an emotional journey traversing four years and five countries. Their stories expose the roots of homophobia in Jamaican society, reveal the deep psychological and social impacts of discrimination on the lives of gays and lesbians and offer intimate first-person perspectives on the risks and challenges of seeking asylum abroad.

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NBPC 2014 - Support Black Public Media!

The National Black Programming Consortium is committed to a fully realized expression of democracy. We support diverse voices by developing, producing and distributing innovative media about the Black experience and by investing in visionary content makers. Check out our work in this testimonial from award-winning filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris.

The Abominable Crime

The Abominable Crime, at heart, is a story about a mother’s love for her child and an activist’s troubled love for his country. It gives voice to Jamaicans like Simone Edwards, who survives an anti-gay shooting, and Maurice Tomlinson, a leading activist who is forced to flee the country after being outed.

55min 46sec

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Participants

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    Micah Fink

    Panelist

    Director, "The Abominable Crime"

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    Maurice Tomlinson

    Panelist

    Activist, Attorney and Academic. Featured in "The Abominable Crime."

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