Monday 24 September, 2018

Whitney Houston documentary to premiere in Jamaica

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin McDonald latest documentary, Whitney, is to premiere in Jamaica on September 9.

The screening of the documentary will be held at the Courtleigh auditorium with all proceeds raised in aid of the St.Elizabeth-based foundation Breds.

Following the film, McDonald is set to host what promises to be an insightful question and answer session.

McDonald’s film, which was approved by the late singer’s estate, chronicles the life of singer Whitney Houston from her childhood in New Jersey to the heights of success and stardom in the music industry through to the singer’s unfortunate decline due to drug abuse.

The film boasts never before seen footage, intimate interviews and unheard versions of the late icon’s music.

Breds is a foundation which focuses on engages youths on the island’s south coast with a focus on creating social change through sport and facilitates.

“We know that the potential for drug abuse by a child is every parent’s concern -- especially during the adolescent years when they are most vulnerable,” said Jason Henzell, Chairman of Breds.

“Participating in sports alone may not be the solution, but we have seen first hand how being involved in camps and programs such as ours helps keep the youth engaged, builds self-confidence and fosters camaraderie with others, which we believe is definitely a step towards prevention,”added Henzell.