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Songs of Redemption

Songs of Redemption

AT THE GENERAL Penitentiary in Kingston, where inmates are serving sentences for crimes as serious as murder, a remarkable experiment is taking place. Through the progressive vision of the prison’s former superintendent, a rehabilitation scheme has been implemented that involves inmates creating and recording reggae music. Feauring riveting interviews and moving live performances, Songs of Redemption is an uplifting testament to the healing, even transformative power of music.


Songs of Redemption


Miquel Galofré, Amanda Sans Pantling

Year of Release:



Jamaica, Spain



Type / Genre:

Documentary Feature


79 minutes




Wed 18 Sept, 5.30pm, Little Carib Theatre, Q&A
Fri 20 Sept, 1.30pm, UWI, Q&A
Tue 24 Sept, 5.30pm, Little Carib Theatre, Q&A

T+T Premiere

About the Director(s):

Miquel Galofré, Amanda Sans Pantling

Miquel Galofré, Amanda Sans Pantling

Miquel Galofré is a documentary filmmaker based in Trinidad and Tobago. His first film, Why Do Jamaicans Run so Fast? was a ttff/10 selection. His next film, Hit Me with Music, won the Jury Prize and the People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary at the ttff/11.

Amanda Sans Pantling is a documentary filmmaker and scriptwriter. She has written and directed several documentaries for different Spanish television stations, and has worked as a production manager and a scriptwriter on various TV programmes. She also directs commercials. Songs of Redemption is her latest film.

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