Documentary On Tivoli Incursion Wins Award At US Film Festival

Jamaican producer, writer, director, Sasha-Gay Lewis won best short documentary at the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival for her piece The Incursion.

The Incursion, which also won an honourable mention award was directed, produced, written and edited by Lewis.

“For the past year or so I have given my all to getting this film done and done well. There were many challenges but I kept at it, confident that this is a story worth telling. These awards are confirmation of that truth,” she said.

The Incursion is a character-driven documentary that highlights the 2010 government raid on the inner-city community of Tivoli Gardens in Jamaica.

The film provides an affecting account of what happened on May 23, 2010, and the lingering effects on the lives of survivors.

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