Join the Pulitzer Center at Wake Forest University on Friday, October 6, 2017, for a screening of "The Abominable Crime" followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Micah Fink and lawyer Maurice Tomlinson, one of the main characters in the film.
"The Abominable Crime" gives voice to gay Jamaicans who are forced to flee their homeland. Tomlinson, a Jamaican human rights activist, is outed shortly after filing a lawsuit challenging his country’s anti-sodomy law. After receiving a flood of death threats, he escapes to Canada, and then risks everything to return to continue his teaching and his activism. The film also follows Simone Edwards, a young lesbian single mother, who survives a brutal hate crime and faces a choice between hiding with her daughter in Jamaica or escaping to seek safety and asylum abroad.
Catch the film a day earlier also: another screening and conversation with Fink and Tomlinson kick off the Out at the Movies Festival, North Carolina's LGBTI film series, on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 8:00 pm. Pulitzer Center Senior Education Manager Fareed Mostoufi moderates the discussion that evening. Get tickets and more information.