Garvey film a highlight of Heritage Week celebration

Kingston, 5 October 2021 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that Jamaicans will be able to view a new film on the life of National Hero, the Right Excellent Marcus Garvey, during National Heritage Week.

The film, titled “African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey” will air on TVJ and PBCJ.

Minister Grange said the award-winning Jamaican-born filmmaker, Roy T. Anderson, has kindly consented to the airing of the film on the National Hero through a collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

The film chronicles Garvey’s journey to becoming one of the world’s leading civil rights activists.

Filmed in Jamaica, Ghana, Canada, USA, UK, and Central America, the docu- drama blends live action sequences and stunning still photographs with no- holds barred interviews and conversations with world-renowned leaders, scholars, and personalities. Multiple Emmy-award winning actor Keith David — star of Greenleaf — lent his voice as the narrator of the 85-minute feature- length documentary film.

Also sharing the influence of Garvey’s philosophy on their work are internationally acclaimed Reggae artistes Sean Paul and David Hinds, lead singer for Steel Pulse; award-winning American actors Louis Gossett, Jr. and Danny Glover; Charles Rangel, a retired United States Congressman; and Samia Nkrumah, daughter of Kwame Nkrumah, the former President of Ghana.

African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey will air in two parts on TVJ. The first part will air on Sunday, October 17 at 5:00pm with the conclusion on Heroes Day, Monday, October 18 at 5:30pm.

PBCJ will broadcast the full documentary on its cable channel on Heroes Day, Monday, October 18 at 8:00pm.

Heritage Week is being observed from Sunday, October 10 to Heroes Day, Monday, October 18 under the theme ‘Saluting Our Heroes... Safeguarding Our Legacy’.

Among the activities for the period will be a virtual Heritage Week Church Service on Sunday, October 17; as well as the Salute to Our National Heroes (Wreath Laying Ceremony) and the Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Awards, which will be broadcast on Heroes Day.

Here’s the full broadcast schedule:

DATE              TIME       PROGRAMME                                                    CHANNEL

Saturday, October 16

9:00PM

Heroes Weekend Dance Frequency

TVJ

Sunday, October 17

9:00AM

National Heritage Week Church Service

TVJ, Love TV, PBCJ, as well as social media (JIS, MCGESJamaica)

 

3:30PM

A Jamaica Independence Story

TVJ, PBCJ, JamVision, as well as social media (JCDC, MCGESJamaica)

 

5:00PM

African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey (Part 1)

TVJ

Monday, October 18

9:00AM

Ceremony of Investiture and Presentation of National Awards

TVJ, CVM, Love TV, PBCJ, JamVision, as well as social media (JCDC, JIS, MCGESJamaica)

 

5:30PM

African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey (Part 2)

TVJ

 

8:00PM

African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey (Full broadcast)

PBCJ

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Minister's charge

I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange

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