"The Abominable Crime" Wins Best Feature Length Documentary
“The Abominable Crime” is an eye-opening story of homophobia in Jamaica, told by a lesbian mother seeking asylum after she is attacked and a gay activist deciding between his country and his safety when his marriage to a Canadian man is revealed. Of the six documentaries shown at the festival, "The Abominable Crime" was the best attended screening.
Fink is an award-winning producer, director and writer whose work has appeared in publications and exhibitions internationally. He is the founder of Common Goods Production and has produced documentaries with Frontline, PBS, National Geographic Explorer, and ABC News. He was a Japan Society Fellow in 2008 and a Kaiser Media Health Fellow in 2005. As a Pulitzer Center grantee, Fink spent time in Jamaica examining LGBT issues through his reporting project “Glass Closet: Sex, Stigma and HIV/AIDS in Jamaica
Jamaica has the reputation of being one of the most violently anti-gay countries on earth. Male homosexual acts are criminalized – and can be punished with up to 10 years of hard time in prison. While this law is not actively enforced, it is widely seen as a bulwark against immorality.
MICAH FINK, AMANDA OTTAWAY
What do you know about Jamaica beyond it's reputation as a famed island paradise? Filmmaker Micah Fink, along with Maurice Tomlinson and Tom Decker, visited St. Louis classrooms last week to discuss.
MICAH FINK, STEVE SAPIENZA
Join us for two documentaries focusing on the Caribbean — Micah Fink's documentary which details homophobia in Jamaica and Steve Sapienza's short film about statelessness.
Pulitzer Center alumni
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Micah Fink, the founder of Common Good Productions, is an award-winning producer, director and writer specializing in international affairs, public health, and environmental issues. He is also on the...
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