Home Again is about three adults raised “foreign” (in the USA, United Kingdom and Canada) from childhood and deported back to their birth country, Jamaica. Back “home” each discovers a different Jamaica from the paradise in vacation ads. We follow these three deportees on a journey for survival that surprisingly is filled with hope. –TIFF
It took over 20 years and countless reviews for a writer to accurately capture the essence of David Sutherland’s work, but in 2006, a piece from the Baltimore Sun finally hit the nail on the head. “No one makes documentaries the way David Sutherland does. And perhaps no one ever will; the toll is too great. The documentarian’s methods more closely resemble an ethnographer’s than a television director’s. He steeps himself in the minute details, emotions and struggles of his subjects’ lives, trying to see the world through their eyes. Never mind closing the distance between viewer and object viewed, this filmmaker all but obliterates that distinction through his own intense identification and empathy with the people he films.”
No one makes documentaries the way David Sutherland does. And perhaps no one ever will; the toll is too great.
The quote is especially well-suited to his most recent film, “Country Boys,” which took seven years to bring to fruition as Sutherland returned… read more
Despite the very relevant social issue about immigration policy that this film focuses on the narrative and performances were very clunky. Accents seemed to come and go for many of the actors and the camera work had a television movie feel to it. It could have used a little more time in editing to smooth through some of the rough edges in the plot also but that's just my opinion.