World Cinema Amsterdam | Internationaal filmfestival | 18 – 27 Augustus 2016

Ghett'a Life

Chris Browne | Jamaica | 2010 | 103’ | Jamaican English spoken, English subtitles


An “against the odds” action drama by Chris Browne set in a politically turbulent inner city community of Kingston.
Derrick, a determined inner city teenager, dreams of being Jamaica’s next world light weight boxing champion. He knew from an early age that he had the ability to out box even the bigger boys on his lane. But it’s election year and politics divide the country and Derrick’s community. His father, a loyal party supporter, forbids Derrick from going to the boxing gym, as to do so he has to cross party lines.
Derrick defiantly follows his heart and is confrontedwith the serious repercussions of his decision. The don of Derrick’s community, Sin, is set on keeping him from crossing over to the “other side” even if it means destroying Derrick’s dream and Derrick’s father is so blinded by political tribalism that he sees Derrick’s actions as betrayal. On the “other side”, at the gym, is a coach who becomes Derrick’s mentor and someone who shows him that Jamaica is bigger than just one
community and that his dreams are worth fighting for.
Ghett’a Life is a wholly Jamaican film with all investors, cast and crew being committed to an authentic
depiction of what life is and what life can be in the inner city of Kingston. This film with it’s positive message of
overcoming adversity and ignorance.

Saturday 13 August, 10.00 pm, Rialto get your tickets
Sunday 14 August, 10.00 pm, Rialto get your tickets

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