Words by Eddie STATS Houghton
As we mentioned yesterday in our “Superthruster” Throwback, Sly & Robbie have some big works in the pipeline. Like, globally big. Once in a century big. To be specific, next year Jamaica celebrates it’s 50th anniversary of independence (1962-2012) and besides going into the 2012 Olympics as the overdogs (and big events being organized by JA-to-the-world ambassador Shaggy) the occasion will see the release of a unique documentary on Jamaica. Producers Justine Henzell (daughter of Perry Henzell of The Harder They Come fame) and Zac Harding (brother of super-producer Jeremy Harding) have teamed up with director Kevin MacDonald (filmmaker behind the excellent Last King of Scotland) to make a “collaborative documentary” called One People. Taking the official Jamaican motto of Out of many, one people as their guiding principle, Henzell and MacDonald have put ego aside and crowd-sourced the film-making to the world at large, asking people to film themselves on the subject of what Jamaica means to them, to be edited into a 90-minute film premiering on August 6th, 2012 (Jamaica’s Independence day).