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From Jamaica, the little island of big dreams, an inner city youth KEMAR has the biggest dream of all – to fly to the moon.
Jamaica is the little island of big dreamers. In exploring one of the ‘biggest dreams’ a Jamaican could have and who could be the ‘likklest’ and most unlikely dreamer to have it – the idea for short film ‘Flight’ was born.
In this inspirational drama, 'Kemar' dreams of flying to the moon, despite being only eight years old and from a poverty-stricken neighbourhood on a tropical island. Using magical realism to visualize childlike imagination, the two unlikely worlds of his inner city community and the moon overlap.
This film is an exploration of big dreams, what fuels them, what stands in the way of them, their ability to transport us and those around us, if they take FLIGHT.
Stories about violence are more common coming out of Jamaica. It was important to tell a different story to our children and to the rest of the world. Yes, there are many criminals in Jamaica but there are also many dreamers. Even the criminals were once children with dreams, standing at that crossroads between boyhood and manhood. Right and wrong. Imagination and reality. ‘Flight’ is set at that crossroads. It was created not only to inspire inner city youth in Jamaica but also their parents and communities. To show them the power and responsibility they have in protecting the dreams of our youth. To teach them to use everything in life as fuel – to propel upwards.
The fact that the three children starring in Flight are all from inner city communities and this is their first film, makes the film itself a physical embodiment of fueling the dreams of Jamaican youth. Watching them watch themselves on the big screen made this film already a success in our eyes as we know three lives have been changed forever.
Flight is meant to remind us that there is no dream too big or character too small and that the beauty is not necessarily in achieving the dream – but in simply having one.