18 Degrees North: Documentary Reveals Jamaica’s ‘Gay Flight’ Phenomenon

The following video story is from Caribbean TV newsmagazine program 18 Degrees North. The report is on a recently released documentary film titled “The Abominable Crime,” which portrays the harsh realities of two gay Jamaicans forced to leave their homes due to the threat of violence against them. I reported this piece, conducting the interview, writing the script and overseeing the edit. The final piece was voiced by fellow CUNY student Kathleen Culliton and edited by fellow CUNY student Mikhael Simmonds. The story ran on September 15, 2013 as part of 18 Degrees North’s episode on homosexuality in Jamaica.