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January 23, 2018 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

If Jamaica were an actor she would have appeared in more than one hundred and forty-one films. The list of movies where the name Jamaica plays a prominent part is probably closer to two hundred. This book chronicles over one hundred years of international film making in Jamaica from 1910, and provides many previously unpublished details of locations, actors and directors. As such, Jamaica, the Land of Film provides a comprehensive history which will be of great interest to all cinema aficionados and fans of Caribbean history.

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Peter Polack is a graduate of the Norman Manley Law School and the University of the West Indies, where he was co-founder of the Amnesty International campus group. He has previously served as a rapporteur of the International Bar Association and was Co-Founder and first Treasurer of the Caymanian Bar Association. He has practised criminal law in the Cayman Islands for over 30 years. His book The Last Hot Battle of the Cold War: South Africa vs. Cuba in the Angolan Civil War was published in 2013, and he was a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Warfare (2013). His article “Syria: The Evolution Revolution” was published in the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center magazine in June 2014. His work as an artist, entitled The Confinement Assemblage, inspired by his experience with youthful offenders, is on permanent display at Northward Prison in the Cayman Islands. Polack has also worked as a part-time reporter for Reuters News Agency in the Cayman Islands since 2014, reporting mostly on the Cuban migrant crisis in the Caribbean.

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