The week of May 23rd, 2010 saw an eruption of bloody violence on the streets of Kingston, Jamaica, claiming the lives of at least 75 people in heated street battles between security forces and heavily armed criminal gangs. The root of this conflict, is the unholy alliance between Politicians and the ghetto ‘Dons’, which, it is argued, the former use to control votes, and ultimately win the national election. Two years in the making, Better Mus’ Come is an explosive new feature film, which brilliantly captures today’s political headlines in Jamaica by tracing the origins of the use of street gangs by political parties to further personal ambition.
Better Mus’ Come is a coming of age drama set in Jamaica’s turbulent 1970s, against the backdrop of the Cold War, a national water crisis, an energy crisis, corruption, and numerous murder scandals that gave birth to the polarized violence gripping the streets of Kingston both then and now.
Better Mus’ Come drops in the U.S. in April.