August 8, 2022

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Keturah Hamilton, “The More durable They Come” Launched the World to Jamaican Tradition

by Howard Campbell

Richard Nixon was campaigning for a second time period as president of the USA and the Los Angeles Lakers had been NBA champions, when “The More durable They Come” premiered in Kingston, Jamaica June, 1972.

Keturah Hamilton was not born but however remembers her dad and mom speaking concerning the groundbreaking film as a baby in Jamaica.

She noticed it for the primary time as a 12 year-old after her household migrated to Chicago.

Keturah Hamilton

“The primary time I heard about “The More durable They Come” was as slightly lady. My mother and stepdad would discuss how good the film is and the way Jimmy Cliff is so tremendous proficient. I watched it and fell in love with the film however on the time I didn’t perceive that “The More durable They Come” was the movie that launched the world to Jamaican tradition and paved the way in which for a lot of extra” stated Hamilton, an actress who was born in Kingston.

Not too long ago, she watched the film once more and continues to be impressed by its uncooked depiction of Jamaican city life.

“Good movies can by no means die! As an actress I’ve to look at a library of movies, for the storytelling, inspiration, to study, and to ‘steal’ from different actors previous and current. It’s an honor to face on the shoulders of the greats and know that each one goals are doable when you burn that midnight oil. What a phenomenal method to have a good time Caribbean-American Heritage Month by celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of one of many best Jamaican movies,” stated Hamilton.

“The More durable They Come” fiftieth Anniversary

An exhibition marking the fiftieth anniversary of director Perry Henzell’s movie opened in Kingston on June 4. It contains 40 unique items of artwork from Jamaican artists impressed by the film which starred Cliff as Ivan, a naive nation boy who strikes to Kingston with an ambition to turn out to be a singer.

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The exhibition is being held at Henzell’s former residence the place he co-wrote the screenplay with Trevor Rhone.

Henzell died in 2006. His kids, Jason and Justine, are coordinating the exhibition which is open to the general public till August 28.

After a profession in modelling, Hamilton moved into appearing. She has appeared in various theater, tv and film roles together with Gaslit and The Nanny.

Her newest position is within the play, Lou Gehrig Did Not Die of Most cancers.