Sunday, February 10, 2008

Mission

Savejamaica.com is a for profit organization that focuses to preserve the culture of Jamaica through photography and filmmaking. The funds we raise from the sale of our images are specifically targeted to build new film academies throughout Jamaica. After that, by using commercial power to expose conditions in neglected areas in Jamaica, we look forward to directing support to not-for-profit organizations that are dedicated to helping Jamaicans in need. Your decision to purchase an image is helping Save Jamaica.
Thank you. © 2013 All rights reserved


Friday, February 08, 2008

Spotlight on Trench Town

The savejamaica.com film academy has released their first short film to expose living conditions in Trench Town Jamaica. This film was produced for the Trench Town Development Association.

Children of Trench Town

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Bush Doctors

Bush Doctor - Heathfield, St. Catherine Bush Man - Manchester

Monday, February 04, 2008

Story Tme

The savejamaica.com film academy demonstrates their mission in preserving Jamaica's culture. Our mission

Story Time - Riddle Me This Riddle Me That- Heathfield, St. Catherine

Film Academy (SJFA)

Mandeville Main Chapter
Heartease District
Mandeville P.O.
Manchester Jamaica W.I.



On February 26, 2005, the Mandeville chapter of Savejamaica.com Film Academy (SJFA) was formed. One of the visions of savejamaica.com was to place a camera in each parish of Jamaica. This was the first initiative to make this vision a reality. Content has always been a vital part of any culture. The vision would be achieved in these seven simple steps:

- select talented individuals
- teach them the art of filmmaking
- provide them with equipment
- have them create a local market for their product
- establish a budget after successful sales
- purchase their own equipment
- learn and have fun while producing meaningful content
archiving the culture & heritage of Jamaica.


“If I can teach young adults in Jamaica to produce & market their own content locally, they will then develop a self-reliant sense of purpose. They will learn how to use Media as a means to create jobs within their community and later for major media outlets. This content will be stored on the Internet and will never be erased. The future children abroad and locally will benefit from this movement. Content will be available for access in the next 300+ years”.


Founder
Rondie Pottinger
Savejamaica.com

rondiepottinger@gmail.com

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Support The Movement

Purchase framed images online so we can continue preserving
Jamaica's culture and expand our Film Academy.

About The Founder - Contact Us


Born in the impoverished countryside of Jamaica, Rondie Pottinger has been emotionally connected to its supple landscape since birth, its imagery has become his language.

Since he has come to the United States, he has mastered his own unique approach as a graphic artist, extending his expression into a variety of styles and media. In every work, he strives to bring with him the verdant spirit that lives in his blood and heart.

Rondie Pottinger was born in 1973 in the parish of Manchester, Jamaica. He moved to the United States at the age of fifteen, where he attended High School in Brooklyn, New York. He later went on to attend the University of Rochester where he majored in computer science and electrical engineering. For 15 years, he has been one of the most sought-after and respected graphic artists in New York City for his technical prowess, but it is his uniquely individual vantage point that has added a depth to his work that cannot be found elsewhere.

"the more we see ourselves, is the more we love ourselves"
Building film academies throughout Jamaica is my number one priority.
Rondie Pottinger


Contact
Rondie Pottinger
rondiepottinger@gmail.com







Saturday, February 02, 2008

Comments

Rondie,

Hey man, you made a great video. The film work was smooth. The people were real and beautiful - you did a great job of showing what life is like there. It is an important message for the Disneyland States of America to hear. Most Americans think Jamaica is all Club Med. The reality is much more cruel.

The world needs more people to stand up for Jamaica and by enabling the next generation to tell their story, you have done a great act. You are a good man.

Of course you know that you are now responsible for seeing this through to the end. You wanted the job of Saving Jamaica and you are stuck with it now, my brother!

Peace and Courage 4 the Good Fight.

Leo

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Mr Pottinger,
There is nothing else I can say to you, but thanks. Thank you for creating
such an enchanting collection. I came across your collection through the
newsletter I received from Jamlink. Looking at the prints online has fed
an hunger in me that has long existed; an hunger to share the essence of my
country with other people. I try to communicate to them, that the love and
passion I feel about Jamaica, can never be colored by the nonsensical and
frivolous things that overshadows Jamaica in this current day. That
passion is birthed in knowing the people of the countryside, the landscape,
living the culture, experiencing the simplicity and appreciating the
lessons of it. I often do cultural presentations using poetry and skits;
keeping alive the memory of Miss Lou and so on. I enjoy sharing the
stories of my childhood, but seeing certain things of it in such an artful
display, is absolutely riveting!!!

Thank you again for such a collection, I will not stop until I have
purchased most of it. I will spread it to all my friends and encourage
them to buy!!

Thank you, Thank you...Thank you.....I can still see my Grandfather in his
waterboots, I can feel my eyes water from the smoke of the wood fire,
climbing the ackee tree and I love how the memory of it all brings new life
in me!!! Thank you...It is very rear that you hear of someone, and see
evidence, that they share a passion, so primitive, but yet so strong, for
the things you call home.

Please let me know, how I can obtain a catalogue. I will keep watch for
upcoming art shows.

Thanks
Pauline
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Kamal Imani - 2007-07-05 14:20:04
Peace Bredren,

Thanks for bringing us to the next level!

Kamal
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Moreen Williams - 2007-06-18 04:34:17
I absolutely love this site. I will support my land of birth. Love Jamaica BAD. God Bless.
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Junior Hamilton - 2006-11-20 06:01:41
I saw the video project that you did in 2005, it was very moving, and although I did not watch it in its entirety I am move to say a few words of encoring. Keep up the good work, and know that you have a friend, in a United States Marine SSgt Junior Hamilton. If you need you may contact me at the post e-mail address. A former Jamaica still prude.
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Kenneth Pottinger Jr. - 2006-10-28 20:04:53
WHATS UP BRO CHECKING OUT THE PICS WIT THE REST OF THE FAM. VERY IMPRESSIVE I MUST SAY. I NEED THE FAMILY DISCOUNT ON A COUPLE OF THOSE PICS LOL. BUT LOVE WHAT YOU’RE DOING WITH ALL THE PICS AND ART SHOWS AND STUFF. MAKE SURE U REMEMBER WHERE U CAME FROM BROTHER MAN AND DON’T GET CAUGHT UP WITH THE BOOSHY ART WORLD FOLKS. HOLLA AT UR BOY, ONE LOVE.
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helen aricaya - 2006-09-13 06:32:58
Great job!I am interested in some of the photos.I will access your site as soon as I can. Rest assured I will spread the word. Good luck & keep up the good work.
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Rondieeeee,

God is moving you in the right direction. This is powerful work and a tremendous journey you are undertaking.

Continue to be a blessed and a blessing to others.

XOXO,

Jess
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Cybercipher - 2006-05-21 07:20:10
I have looked at the savejamaica project. There are numerous times my mind has thought of our tradition of story-telling and song and poetry competions at various levels. I was deeply involved for a few years as a child.

At those times I then remember one of my grandmas influence.

He has my interest from bringing my mind to the connections which bind the Jamaican people.
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Parris - 2006-04-21 01:46:37
It is good knowing someone with such talent that works with me and to see it through his own vision. I am truly blessed and your works have motivated me to visit your show to learn more about Jamaican culture. Keep doing what you are doing

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Nadine S. Mullings - 2006-04-06 12:45:10
I looked around our apartment on Sunday and I must confess, that I do not have anything (an object/painting)that shows my Jamaican culture. I do have some pictures put away somewhere. If someone walks into our apartment they would no know that my husband and I are Jamaicans. Your brother sent me your website. Thank you for the eye opener.

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Kenneth Pottinger - 2006-03-30 01:34:00
YOU are on the right track I told you you are going to make it keep it up

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Khasai Ramsey - 2006-03-18 23:40:06
You project has gone a long way from when we last spoke. I am very proud of you. Take care and the best of luck. You are a very talented brother.

Peace King,
Khasai Ramsey

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Sir. Henry Eccleston - 2006-02-07 06:08:38
Rondie! this is a great site long awaiting. I think that this culture is coming to light for the first time. Something which the world is waiting for.

PURPOSE

"Though harsh that it may be
Purpose to fulfill, A God of love -
Equates - a God of dislike
When, I fulfill my desired course
Of this my destined role
Purpose then � my will fulfilled
Mission that is complete,
Captured a beginning at - my end" WHE.