6. Made in Jamaica (2006)
This documentary about Jamaica’s music gets beneath the surface as it follows some of the country’s reggae and Dancehall artists. Released to critical acclaim at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival, Made in Jamaica is an energetic look at Jamaica’s culture of music and at Jamaican society itself. The live music performances are outstanding, and despite some critics feeling that the film skates over some of the deeper societal issues raised by the film, there’s enough exposure to some of the issues to prompt further exploration by keen viewers. What is really captivating though are the scenes filmed in downtown Kingston — neighbourhoods most people watching the film will never visit.