The Abominable Crime
"Gets under your skin."
"The most important LGBTQ documentary ever to be produced in the English-speaking Caribbean."
- Jason Jones, Executive Director, I am One
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Subjects: Documentary, LGBT, Gender Studies, Human Rights, Sociology
Born into a homophobic society, what are you willing to sacrifice to survive? THE ABOMINABLE CRIME explores the religious-based culture of homophobia in Jamaica through the eyes of gay Jamaicans forced to choose between their homeland and their lives.
Maurice, Jamaica's leading human-rights activist, is outed after filing a lawsuit against Jamaica’s anti-sodomy law. After receiving death threats, he escapes to Canada, and then risks everything to return to continue his activism. Simone, a young lesbian single mother, survives a brutal anti-gay shooting. Now she must choose between hiding with her daughter in Jamaica in constant fear or escaping to safety abroad.
Told first hand as they unfold, these personal accounts take the audience on an emotionally gripping journey over four years and five countries, exposing the roots of homophobia in Jamaican society, the impact of discrimination, and the risks and challenges of seeking asylum abroad.