The Harder They Come: 50 years on (Bradford Literature Festival)

25th June 2022

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.

After a special screening of The Harder They Come, Colin Grant is joined by poets Hannah Lowe and Khadijah Ibrahiim and playwright Pat Cumper to discuss how, its legacy in Jamaica and round the world