Healing of the Nation: Ganja in Jamaica

‘Healing of the nation’ explores the potential of ganja to be a source of healing for Jamaica. This is a story of ganja in a country where it’s been part of the culture for a century and where the herb is part of everyday life. The film explores ganja culture and connects with a cross-section of Jamaican voices, including Rastafarians, ganja farmers and a human rights lawyer.

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Healing of the Nation: Ganja in Jamaica (2022)

Medium Length (59mins) Documentary


United States of America




Kim Holmes + Steve Holmes


Fri 23 Sep 2022, 3.00pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 09

World Premiere

Kim Holmes + Steve Holmes

Kim + Steve Holmes are a wife/ husband production team who first vacationed in Jamaica in 2002 when they became fascinated by the integration of ganja into Jamaica’s culture. Previous documentary projects include a history of the Ute Indian People of Utah and Colorado (‘Spirit of the Nuche’) and a profile of a 1907 steam locomotive (‘Engine 618’).

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