Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

The Abominable Crime

Season 7, Episode 5 of 5

Born into a homophobic society, what are you willing to sacrifice to survive? The Abominable Crime, at heart, is a story about a mother's love for her child and an activist's troubled love for his country. It gives voice to Jamaicans like Simone Edwards, who survives an anti-gay shooting, and Maurice Tomlinson, a leading activist who is forced to flee the country after being outed. Told as they unfold, these personal accounts take the audience on an emotional journey traversing four years and five countries. Their stories expose the roots of homophobia in Jamaican society, reveal the deep psychological and social impacts of discrimination on the lives of gays and lesbians and offer intimate first-person perspectives on the risks and challenges of seeking asylum abroad.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
6/10/2015
2 p.m.
6/11/2015
4 a.m.
6/17/2017
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