The Heartbeat of the City

Downtown Kingston, is the epicentre of trade, commerce and culture in Jamaica’s capital. The city has seen many comings and goings but the one constant has been the push cart! Transporting goods, fruit, food, materials and services, not many think of how important they are; and the men who make them, repair them, rent them and take care of them; and the women who make a living from these said Pushcarts. If they stop, Downtown stops, Kingston stops!


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The Heartbeat of the City (2021)

Short (24mins) Documentary






Ryan Eccleston


Thu 22 Sep 2022, 12.30pm, NALIS—AV Room

Ryan Eccleston

Ryan Eccleston

Ryan Eccleston is an award winning photographer/ filmmaker from Kingston, Jamaica. He is an alumnus of The Art Institute Of Fort Lauderdale where he studied filmmaking, broadcasting and photography. Eccleston’s work has been shown at the United Nations HQ; in Trinidad & Tobago, Greece, Art Basel Miami, Switzerland and Jamaica. Due to his father’s job working with the United Nations, Ryan spent most of his life travelling and living in several countries including the USA , Egypt and Israel. This nomadic childhood allowed him to see and experience different cultures, this bred a curiosity in him.

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