Jamaica was never the same after the screening of The Harder They Come, said Trevor Rhone, the screenplay’s author. Released in 1972, only 10 years after Jamaica’s independence, the film became a cultural landmark, helping Jamaica explore her newfound sense of self.

Join us for this special screening of The Harder They Come, followed by a panel discussion 60 Years of Jamaican Independence (ticketed separately).


About The Author

Khadijah Ibrahiim

Khadijah Ibrahiim is a literary activist, theatre maker and writer, who combines interdisciplinary art forms to re-imagine poetry as performance theatre. Her collection ‘Another Crossing’ was published by Peepal Tree Press 2014. She has been writer-in-residence for El Gouna Writes, Egypt, and travelled to South Africa as part of the British Council Verbalized Sustained Theatre programme.  In 2018, she was shortlisted for the Sue Rider ‘Yorkshire Woman of the Year’ for her contribution to the arts. She is the Artistic director of Leeds Young Authors, and executive producer of the award winning documentary ‘We Are Poets’. Her most recently commissioned work includes writing and directing ‘Sorrel & Black cake’ A Windrush Story, and ‘Dead and Wake’ Opera North 2020 Resonance and Leeds Playhouse Connecting Voices.