Jamaican amputee Laron Williamson takes up rowing with the aim of competing in the Paralympic Games. When he learns that the nature of his amputation means that he doesn’t qualify his choices are to give up rowing or compete against able-bodied rowers. “Unbroken” is the inspiring story of how Williamson defies the odds to qualify for the Jamaican Olympic Rowing Team.

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Image Caption: Featured image for ‘Unbroken’. Image Caption: Featured image for ‘Unbroken’.

Unbroken (2020)

Short (12mins) Documentary




All Ages


Gabrielle Blackwood


Fri 11 Sep 2020, ALL DAY *,

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12.00 am (midnight) until 11.59 pm of the above-mentioned dates.

Gabrielle Blackwood

Gabrielle Blackwood

Gabrielle is an award winning Jamaican Director and Director of Photography who has written, directed and shot short films, documentaries and commercials in both Jamaica and New Zealand. Her films have been screened at: the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in LA, Diversity in Cannes (Audience Award, Best Short), The American Black Film Festival, Festival International du Film PanAfricain de Cannes (Best Short), LA Film & Script Film Festival (Best Short Doc), Bentonville Film Festival (Audience Award), Impact Doc Awards, DOC LA Festival, the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival (Best Doc Feature nominee), the Edinburgh Short Film Festival, the Havana International Film Festival, the Festival Ile Courts, the Bermuda International Film Festival and the Caribbean Film Academy Brooklyn, New York, amongst others. Gabrielle is also a recipient of the Geoff Evans Award for Excellence in Screen Production in New Zealand. Her feature screenplay ‘Kendal’ has also been shortlisted for a Sundance Lab, the Screencraft Drama Feature Writing Competition and is the winner of the Caribbean Tales 2019 Big Pitch Competition.
Born in Jamaica, Gabrielle who has her Masters (Hons) and Post Grad Dip. in Screen Production from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and a BA (Hons) in Media & Communication from the University of the West Indies, is the immediate past President of the Jamaica Film & Television Association (JAFTA), a Co-Convenor of Women In Film Jamaica and resides in Kingston as an independent filmmaker.

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