On 3 April 1962 Jamaica declared ‘Out of Many, One People’ as the nation’s motto, just four months before independence from Britain was ushered in on 6 August. Sixty years on it is more relevant for the whole world today than ever, one which has inspired the Jamaica Society Leeds’ Out of Many Festival.

We are delighted to be presenting the film programme for Out of Many Festival as part of LIFF 2022.The cultural impact, beauty and depth of Jamaican film shine through in classics like Babylon, Rockers, and The Harder They Come, presented in its 50th anniversary year and introduced by Justine Henzell.

The vibrant sounds of Jamaica reverberate through the music documentaries Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes, The Story of Lovers Rock, and Inna de Yard: The Soul of Jamaica. Some of the features will also screen with impressive short films handpicked by JAFTA, the Jamaica Film & TV Association


Jamaica Society Leeds

Babylon + Flight

Better Mus' Come + Fever Dream

The Harder They Come + Introduction from Justine Henzell

Inna de Yard: The Soul of Jamaica + Hot Gyal

Rockers + Sink or Swim

The Story of Lovers Rock + Sugarcake

Studio 17: The Lost Reggae Tapes