Don't Mess With Goat Islands
(Dec 15, 2013) I was recently approached by the Jamaica Environment trust to do a 30 second animation to the lyrics of the song "Don't Mess With Goat Islands" written by Inilek Wilmot, Vocals by Quecee and music and production by Jeremy Ashbourne. Took me 3 weeks to complete this animation from the design of the characters to the final output. I had a lot of fun with this project, learned a lot and the best part is, it has received two write ups so far. One in the Jamaica Gleaner and the other in the Jamaica Observer.
Goat Islands Gleaner Link
Goat Islands Observer Link
Quite proud that the animation was worthy of mention in this way. Currently the animation is on Jamaica Environment Trust's facebook page and youtube channel. My aim not is to help them get it on TV, because it is a worthy cause.
For those who don't know, China approached the Jamaican government, to build a shipping hub to facilitate a major shipping channel that will be opening up as soon as the Panama canal re-opens. It promises to provide a lot of jobs, however, the major concern is that these promises may be empty based on past projects of a somewhat similar nature like the cruise ship harbour built in Trelawny, that promised a boom in the economy for that parish, which has proven not to be the case. Fears are that most of the jobs from the goat island project will go to foreigners, and the fishing village in the surrounding regions of Goat Islands will suffer, as they do not possess the skilled labour or the means to acquire it and the fish sanctuaries will be destroyed, essentially ruining the livelihood of all the communities that depend on fishing as their source of income and food. If you want to do more, share the video and go to the website to learn how you can help www.savegoatislands.org you can also buy the T-shirt. Together we can save Goat Islands.
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