Voice For The Voiceless

Omoy k Williams
Posted September 30, 2015 from Jamaica

I have an avid interest in using film and photography as a way in telling the storys of the lives of women. My desire is mostly rooted in telling the story of women whose lives and contributions are mostly overlooked. I live in Jamaica where a number of women earn there living by ways of non traditional forms of work. This is the woman who sells her Fried Fish, Bolied Crabs, Bananas, Mangoes. I beleive that these women play an important role in contributing to the economic development of the country. It's a means of empoweremnt, which I beleive is the essence and foundation of alot of grass roots movements.

I am inspired by much of the recent movements addressing racism and any area of in equalitys especially as it pertains to structural racism. This is an area that is dynamic and there are so many roots of injustice. Grass roots movemnt have always played a crucial part in addresssing these areas of injustice. From the movements that fought against the horrid Apartheid system in South Africa, or college students challenging the racist Jim Crow system in the United States. I am so happy about connections such as these which epitomizes the foundation of what Grass root movements are all about, I am ready.

Grassroots Mobilizing

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Claudia Ashah
Oct 07, 2015
Oct 07, 2015

Hi Omoy,

It is rare one hears about film/photography from Jamaica. Coming from Kenya, all we hear is music; Jamaican music which has a huge fan base in my country.

Then come you who is interested in film and who is merging it with raising a voice for the voiceless........a new side of Jamaica for me. I would love to see any film/documentaries that you have made.

Continue to be that voice for the voiceless. If i may ask, what challenges do you face as a film producer especially being that it is at the grassroots level? Are the people willing  to work with you or do you have to raise awareness first?

Regards,

Claudia.

champagne
Oct 07, 2015
Oct 07, 2015

Hi Omoy,

I believe that you have a career in the field of filming.Yes,Grass root movements have always big role in fighting the rights,justice especially those small people that overlooked by society.I hope that you join in this movements.And use your talent.Your a good role model for young generation.

Regards,

Champagne

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Rachel Oleson
Oct 15, 2015
Oct 15, 2015

Dear Omoy,

I admire your creative vision for using film and photography to shed light on women who are contributing in major ways to economic development but are too often overlooked and left out of the conversation.

Your work as a filmmaker and photographer would be so influential in being able to both create intimate portraits of women so that they feel empowered, and so that your audience can learn about the important roles that make up the larger picture.

I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors,

Rachel