Inter-American Center for Human Rights Presents Screening of ‘The Abominable Crime’

The Abominable CrimeThe Inter-American Center for Human Rights at NSU’s Shepard Broad Law Center will present a screening of The Abominable Crime followed by a Q&A Session.

The Abominable Crime is a documentary that explores the culture of homophobia in Jamaica through the eyes of gay Jamaicans who are forced to choose between their homeland and their lives after their sexual orientations are exposed. In Jamaica being gay is a crime, homophobia is the status quo, and violence against the LGBT community is widely approved and accepted. Today, people like Simone and Maurice, two individuals documented in the film, must choose between their lives and their homeland — exile or death. Maurice, Jamaica’s leading human-rights activist, was outed shortly after filing a lawsuit challenging his country’s anti-sodomy law. After receiving a flood of death threats, he escapes to Canada, and then risks everything to return to continue his activism. He speaks on camera after the screening of the film to personally share his experience.

 Monday, October 21, 2013
Performance Theatre – Don Taft University Center
7:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. (Screening) | 8:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. (Q&A)


A cocktail hour will be held on the 2nd Floor of Don Taft University Center from 6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m., just prior to the screening.

This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information about the screening, contact S. Seltzer at For more information about the film visit – The Abominable Crime  .


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