Block by Block Writer Jason Fitzroy Jeffers
Thursday July 28, 2016 at 7PM / Free Entry
The Little Haiti Cultural Complex
212 NE 59th Terrace Miami, FL 33137
The Miami Rail is pleased to announce the launch of our Block by Block program. Block by Block invites Miami based writers, to engage specific communities and neighborhoods in Miami by providing lectures, workshops and programming.
First up is Jason Fitzroy Jeffers, Jeffers is a Miami-based writer and filmmaker from Barbados. As a journalist, Jason has written about everything from politics and crime to arts and culture in South Florida for publications such as The Miami Herald and Ocean Drive. Jeffers has also worked as a ghostwriter, having penned a New York Times Bestselling book in 2014.
As a filmmaker, he wrote and produced the award-winning short film Papa Machete, which explores the esoteric martial art of Haitian machete fencing. The film world premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and had its U.S. premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. It has since screened at more than 30 film festivals around the world and has garnered coverage from NPR, Al Jazeera and the Associated Press. Most recently, he produced two short films selected to Sundance 2016: Swimming in Your Skin Again and Dolfun.
Jason is also one of the founders of Third Horizon, a Miami-based collective of Caribbean filmmakers, musicians and artists. With the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Third Horizon will be staging its inaugural Caribbean film, art and music festival in Miami in Fall 2016. Through screenings and workshops, the Third Horizon Caribbean Film Festival aims to empower the new creative voices emerging from the region.