Let’s do it for Garvey!

“…Don’t keep old ideas, bury them as new ones come.”
Marcus Garvey

Repeating Islands

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Brian Bonitto (Jamaica Observer) writes about Donovan Watkis, who firmly believes that Jamaica’s fledgling industry should train its cameras on National Hero Marcus Garvey and not wait for Hollywood to tell the story.

“Marcus Garvey is the most important black leader. We have to tell that story. We don’t have to wait on American filmmakers to do it for us,” Watkis told the Sunday Observer.

The 30-year-old said Garvey’s influence is global and everyone can relate to it. “The stories are told of people Garvey influenced … Carter G Woodson, W E B DuBois, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. His philosophy is one of self-reliance, black consciousness, black power, and self-development, and we need that right now. Showcasing Marcus Garvey in a romantic, powerful, charming way in a nice scripted story, through film, will be way more powerful than a deejay sing about Garvey,” he…

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