In addition to marking the nostalgia of the travesty, simultaneously Anderson surveyed the Brooklyn coast line and its relevance to documenting his mission to enlightening audiences about Jamaica’s first national hero.
One of the lesser known stories he told in his first film is that the Maroons were freedom fighters in Jamaica — but also prevalent and defiant in Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Belize, Suriname and even the United States.
Two years later, Anderson introduced “Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess,” a one-hour documentary-film that “unearths and examine the mysterious figure that is Nanny of the Maroons; Jamaica’s sole female National Hero, and one of the most celebrated, but least recognized heroines in the resistance history of the New World.”
The film featuring spoken word accounts from Olympian Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce, revered fastest woman on earth, Rita Marley, the avowed queen of reggae and the first Third World superstar Bob’s only bride, Portia Simpson Miller, Jamaica’s first and only female prime minister and other influential women, the document also debuted at the United Nations and Schomburg Library in Harlem to world wide acclaim.
“Jamaica has completed a long walk to justice for its ancestors” she said confirming the approval of the ‘National Heroes and Other Freedom Fighters (Absolution from Criminal Liability in Respect of Specified Events) Act, 2018.”