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Jamaican Environmental Filmmaker Esther Figueroa has curated the first Global Extraction Film Festival that streams online at from July 16-20, 2020, and is free worldwide. The project is being done in collaboration with Netherlands based Caribbean Creativity and is part of a movement to bring attention to old and new threats from global extraction.

The festival includes more than 100 documentaries and shorts focused on all regions of the world, with topics demonstrating the nature of global extraction and exploitation. It includes Fly Me To The Moon, Figueroa’s documentary about modernity and the global aluminium industry, and other award winning documentaries from grass-roots and international activist organizations and news outlets.

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A 97 year old Jamaican is featured in Migrant Stories, an exhibition at the Market Gallery in Toronto, Canada.

Jamaican artist Garfield Morgan, who has done work for Panmedia, is one of the artist featured in When Big Man Talk, an exhibition that opens February 3 in Montreal at the Jamaica Association Arts

Before he died last year businessman Michael Campbell, founder of Island Car Rental, asked his close friend former Prime Minister P.J.

Former Prime Minister P J Patterson says it’s time for  The University of the West Indies, Mona to create a Faculty of the Creative Arts, with linkages to the Faculty of Humanities.

UK artist Joy Gregory, born of Jamaican parents, and the Whitechapel Gallery are recipients of the 2023 Freelands Award.

Get a final look at Ancestral Nourishment, curated and conceived by Seema Shakti Choudhary at the Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning located at 161-04 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY, United States, N