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Joelle Simone Powe

Anthropologist. Filmmaker. Facilitator.
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What They Are Saying

Our Today
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Writer and documentary filmmaker Joelle Powe is a young lady with a very bright future ahead of her. Already, her talents and abilities have been recognised and acknowledged with her recent inclusion into the Institute of Caribbean Studies “30 under 30” Changemaker honourees list for 2021. Her documentary, Out There Without Fear, about Jamaica’s dancehall culture and its impact and influence, has won plaudits and she has been singled out as one to watch. Joelle Powe is a student of her craft and what comes across is an active interest in the arts. She is an unapologetic advocate of a better Jamaica, where the arts flourish and opportunities for all prevail.

Jamaica Observer
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Not one just to bemoan a situation she's created a documentary, Out There Without Fear: Jamaica's Dancehall, which spotlights the cultural impact of dancehall dancers and the challenge to be recognised at home and abroad despite the widespread influence of their art.

Jamaica Gleaner
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As a documentarian, Powe takes immense pride in understanding people’s stories and finding ways for new audiences to learn more. She recently completed the production of Beverley Manley Uncensored, which began in the summer of 2021 and is aimed at providing insight into the life of the public figure Beverley Manley Duncan — a national treasure to Jamaica.

Dance Jamaica
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The recipient of the Best Dancehall Documenter Award. Great work in documenting, filming, showcasing, endorsing and supporting Jamaican Dancehall Dance and Dancehall culture overall.

Awards and Recognition

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