The Maroons were often referred to as the Spartacus of their time, except that these enslaved Africans won their fight for freedom. Poorly armed and outgunned, these brave warriors engaged the mighty British superpower over an 80-year period and were victorious. This fact is not lost on modern day Maroons like Jamaican-born, New Jersey-based director Roy T. Anderson, who with this film weaves his own personal, ancestral sojourn with a more significant historical journey that tells the tale of his heroic ancestors. Because of its significance, the Jamaican Government officially selected this film to participate in the historic 50th Anniversary of Independence Celebrations in 2012. (Courtesy of Pan African Film Festival.) Winner, Special Jury Award, 2012 Belize International Film Festival.
*Part of the 13th Annual DC Caribbean Film Fest - http://transafrica.org/events/2013/5/31/thirteenth-annual-dc-caribbean-filmfest.html