November 30, 2021

Peter Polack’s new book: “Jamaica Land of Film”

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image001-1Cambridge Scholars Publishing has acquired the rights to publish the definitive reference book Jamaica Land of Film by Jamaican author Peter Polack. Jamaica Land of Film will provide a historical record for a century of film production in Jamaica starting with the epic 1916 production, A Daughter of the Gods.

The Jamaica Land of Film ventures will include:

A multiple excursion tour to Jamaica movie locations in Falmouth, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Kingston with an established tour provider.
Publication of a Jamaica Movie Locations Guide for the cruise passenger, tourist and general market.
A multimedia experience with associated activities at Falmouth port.
International multimedia experience locations in Los Angeles, Toronto and London.

Peter Polack was born in Jamaica in 1958 where he attended various schools including Jamaica College until 1972 when he went to Denstone College boarding school in England. He is a proud graduate of the University of the West Indies and Norman Manley Law School. Whilst at UWI he was co-founder of the Amnesty International campus group and a member of the Union of Democratic Students. A criminal lawyer in the Cayman Islands since 1983, he resides there with his wife, two daughters and a granddaughter. He was a former rapporteur of the International Bar Association, Co-Founder and first Treasurer Caymanian Bar Association. Experiences with youthful offenders led to the exhibit of his first work as an artist entitled The Confinement Assemblage which was displayed at the Cayman Islands National Gallery in May 2013.The exhibit is now on permanent display at HM Prison Northward in the Cayman Islands.

He is the author of Last Hot Battle of the Cold War published by Casemate in 2013. The South African rights to his book were acquired by 30 Degrees of Durban, South Africa in 2015.He was a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Warfare recently published by Amber Books and his most recent article, Syria: The Evolution Revolution was published in the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center magazine. In 2014 he became a part time reporter for Reuters News Agency mainly reporting on the Cuban refugee crisis in the Cayman Islands.

Forthcoming Work: Peter Polack’s “Jamaica: Land of Film”

Forthcoming Work: Peter Polack’s “Jamaica: Land of Film”

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