Jamaican Maroon story “had to be told”

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World Premiere screening of “Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess” at UN headquarters in New York. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The story of former African slaves who led a revolt over British rule in Jamaica "had to be told" according to the producer of a movie celebrating the historical event.

“Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess” recounts the story of the one-time leader of the Maroons, the group that fought the British Empire for their freedom.

The movie had its world premiere at UN headquarters in New York.

Daniel Dickinson reports.

Duration: 3’00″

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