FILM: Funds from the recent Caribbean premiere of the buzzworthy film Cargo (about human trafficking and Haitian immigrants in the Bahamas fleeing to Miami) will be donated to Hollywood Unites for Haiti, a non-profit founded by Jimmy Jean-Louis, one of the film’s stars, to benefit underprivileged youth in the poverty-stricken island territory. According to Jean-Louis, it is imperative that the Caribbean produces more of these projects shining the spotlight on critical social issues affecting our people. “I just feel like the film industry really needs to be worked on,” he says. “I feel like the Caribbean has so much potential. If we come together we can achieve great things. We won’t have to wait to get movies from America; they could get movies from us, too.”
MUSIC: They’re going fast! VIP and grandstand tickets for Buju Banton’s highly anticipated National Stadium concert on March 16 are already sold out. Still available are General tickets ($12, 500) and Bleachers tickets ($4000). The upcoming concert will mark the kick-off for The Long Walk to Freedom Tour, being presented by Gargamel Music, Supreme Ventures and Boom Energy Drink. Gates open 4pm. Showtime 8pm. Tickets are on sale at select Digicel stores and via bujubanton.com. Information hotline: 876-247-BUJU or 876-LUV-BUJU.