Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast? Returns to SoFla

Jamaica Arts Development Foundation, Inc. in association with DavidiPhoto “Pieces of Jamaica” exhibit presents Why Do Jamaicans Run So Fast?March 19, 2011 at 3pm. PLEASE RSVP directly to myjadf@gmail.com or 305.205.1227 to reserve your seat.This is a free screening of the acclaimed documentary film produced by Jamaica-based Nice Time Productions. The film received Best Production about the Olympic Games Award at the Barcelona… International FICTS Festival in June 2010. Spanish-born producer Fernando Garcia-Guereta and director Miguel Galofre received the Guirlande D’Honnour at Italy’s Milano International Film Festival, Best Film and Best Director at Palermo’s Sport Film Festival, and received a Best Documentary nomination at the Black American Film Festival in Miami in 2009.The 60-minute film chronicles the accomplishments of Gold Medial-winning Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt, Shelly Ann Fraser, Asafa Powell, Veronica Campbell, and Melanie Walker at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Set against a Jamaican backdrop, scenes include interviews with the athletes, their families, Reggae and Dancehall artists, government and athletic community officials, and fans of all ages. In his first film, Garcia-Guereta captures the reactions and emotions of his adopted country–Jamaica–as it witnesses history. This entertaining story is enhanced with classic and new reggae songs, produced in part by Nice Time Productions.

Jamaica Arts Development Foundation is a Florida-based nonprofit corporation [pending], whose mission is to create educational and developmental opportunities for Jamaica’s arts and entertainment community worldwide. The aim is to implement programs and activities geared toward arts education, management, and creative excellence. JADF recently facilitated a three-year scholarship to Kingston’s Edna Manley College for the Visual and Performing Arts, with funding provided by Nice Time Productions. Contact Jamaica Arts Development Foundation at myjadf@gmail.com or visit the website at www.myjadf.org.

Check the trailer!

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