"UNBROKEN" wins big at T&T film fest

"UNBROKEN", an inspiring Jamaican story of determination and resilience, was a big winner at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (TTFF) held earlier this month.

Directed and shot by Jamaican film-maker Gabrielle Blackwood, it took the accolade for Best Documentary Short Film.

Blackwood said she was grateful and elated about the win.

"I'm extremely happy about it. But I'm even more excited about it because Laron is excited and ecstatic about the win. I'm excited because people are now getting to see and share his story," she told the Jamaica Observer.

'Laron' is Laron Williamson, the documentary's central character. "UNBROKEN" follows his quest to make Jamaica's Olympic rowing team.

"He suffered from a freak accident at work, lost his job and was just in search of bettering himself. He came upon the rowing team which had just started and now he's on the Jamaica rowing team," she said. "The paralympic team said the nature of his amputation prevented him from qualifying for that team as he was too able-bodied."

Read more about UNBROKEN here.

Source: Jamaica Observer

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