Gus Franklyn-Bute Editor-in-Chief

London, indeed the UK eagerly awaits the Red Carpet Premiere of the award-winning film HOME AGAIN.  The most provocative and heart-wrenching stories are ever those riveted in reality that captures an individual’s response to injustice and personal affront while living, loving, and taking care of family – in short, survival.  HOME AGAIN is that and more. There are few, if any, social and culturally emotive issues griping Britain’s “talking-classes” today than that of immigration, migration, identity, belonging and displacement. HOME AGAIN, billed as ‘a searing drama in the vein of City of God tells the story of three young people deported ‘home’ to Jamaica after being raised abroad since infancy,’ poignantly lays bare the harsh reality of the lives of many deportees.

Three young people raised ‘a foreign’ in Canada, the US, and the UK, are deported back to Jamaica, the country of their birth, and must find a way to survive.


Moving from the sophistication of metropolitan Diaspora life where they have lived from infancy, immediately on touch down in Kingston, Jamaica with no sense of perspective, the trio are compelled embark on a blind journey that pushes their endurance beyond all measure, forcing them to unearth their true self. On the most fundamental level, HOME AGAIN throws out the challenge: “How would you survive?”

Co-starring American actress and R&B singer Tatyana Ali, best known for her childhood role as Ashley Banks on the NBC sitcom “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and multi‐Emmy nominated and Satellite Award winner CCH Pounder, Mo’at in James Cameron’s “Avatar”, “The Shield,” “Bagdad Café,” and “Warehouse 13. After its successful debut in Jamaica  HOME AGAIN rolls into London for a star-studded red carpet premiere on Wednesday 30th October at The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London amidst a throng of high profile celebrities.

Winner of British Academy of Film and Television Arts Festival Choice Award, Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) HOME AGAIN is a powerful film shot in Trinidad, and its premiere is set to coincide with ‘Black History Month’.

The film also stars Lyriq Bent (“Rookie Blue,” and “Guns,” SAW series) and newcomer Stephan James (“Clue,” and “Degrassi: The Next Generation”). Joining the cast in bringing what is described as a raw and uncompromising script to the big screen are Richard Chevolleau (“Guns,”The Planet of Junior Brown), and international recording star Fefe Dobson (2004 Muchmusic Video Award, People’s Choice Favourite Canadian Artist).


HOME AGAIN is co-written by Jennifer Holness and Sudz Sutherland, with Sudz in the Director’s chairwith cinematographer Arthur Cooper C.S.C. (“Guns”, Love, Sex, and Eating the Bones) and production designer Rupert Lazarus (“Guns”, “She’s the Mayor”). Gersha Phillips (Traitor, Talk To Me, “A Raisin in the Sun”) joins the Hungry Eyes team for the first time as costume designer. The film is distributed by Entertainment One, and is produced with co‐production partners The National Film Board, with the participation of Telefilm Canada, the Harold Greenberg Fund and the Ontario Media Development Corporation.

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