“At school (UWI), this morning a lot of students were talking about how good and
true it is.”
Sheree Rhoden, Research Asst, Information Systems Dept, The Gleaner Company Ltd.
“Congratulations on a hard-hitting documentary which forces us to think about
what we are doing to ourselves.”
Prof. Rupert Lewis, Department of Government, Centre for Caribbean Thought, UWI, Mona
“Ok. So I have received the film and watched it in its entirety. About 5 minutes into it, I remembered why I didn't finish seeing it while in Jamaica. It is an amazing chronicle of the violence [no other word comes to mind to match the feeling of rage and violation that it provoked] done to the physical environment. The footage of the earlier years of tourism was awesome! You did a great job in stitching together a narrative about development in Jamaica that I don't think I've ever seen or heard articulated anywhere else. The film doesn't answer a couple questions that I thought needed answering like: what is NEPA's rationale in ok'ing these construction deals? Are they working with a different model about the impact of these projects than everyone else? I would have liked to hear one of those "engineers" say on camera why and whether they thought these decisions were good ideas.”
Dr. Nathalie Bennett, Women’s and Gender Studies, DePaul University
“It was with great excitement that I watched your terrific movie. very clear, gorgeous, thoughtful, amazing archival footage. has it done any good so far? has it been talked about? loved the journalist who was so eloquent, and all the women scholars, and of course yourself in the gift shop. loved the way it opened.”
Terese Svoboda, Writer and Filmmaker, Black Glasses Like Clark Kent (2008)
“It was a beautiful film, so visually stunning… I saw it too with new eyes:  the sky, the light, the mangroves, the sea, the sand, the hills. The soundtrack was awesome.  But it was also so heartbreaking.   It made me angry, and deeply sad, and oh so frustrated, the bit about the fish, that there are no more fish in parts of the sea, that made me weep.”
Patricia Powell, Writer,  The Fullness of Everything (2009)
"Jamaica For Sale is fearless film-making at its best. Unapologetic in its criticism of a government so willing to appease foreign investors that it allows the destruction of the nation's natural resources for one industry: tourism, the film is a scathing indictment of the ignorance and greed that is sealing Jamaica's fate. Jamaica For Sale shows us a country and a people still in the grips of slavery, colonialism and the profound amnesia that blankets the white world of Europe and America.”
Anne Keala Kelly, Journalist and Filmmaker, Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i (2009)
“I have just completed the viewing of Jamaica for Sale.  Congratulations to yourself and Esther and THANK YOU  for your efforts in this regard.  This is not only for Ja.  It is for the entire Caribbean!!”
Sandra Ferguson, Citizens in Defence of Grenada’s Land and Heritage
“First of all I must say it was a great documentary and must be aired again so people of Jamaica can see what is happening to us. It is shocking to see this information.”
Andrew Sharpe, Manager, Authentic Caribbean Holidays Ltd.
“CONGRATULATIONS on a job well done! A very impressive, powerful, and moving film that goes a long way to making clear the perils of unchecked monitoring of the tourist industry. I told lots of people to watch it and they all found it exceptional!  Great Work.”
Dr. Matthew J. Smith, Department of History and Archaeology, UWI, Mona
“Hope the documentary helps to increase people's awareness of these issues and urges them to join environmental groups and movements.”
Jeremy Francis, Photographer, JET Member
“(The Film) really made me sad.  I do hope that the Government offices that needed to see this and the hotel owners saw it as well and well realize what a bad place our environment is in and do something about it.  Excellent production.”
Coral Fernandez CPS, Senior Secretary, UNEP-CAR/RCU
“Congrats to you, Esther and the JET team on that fabulous production. I left yesterday's screening depressed as I mentioned to you, because even for those of us already in the choir, it was very powerful viewing, particularly because you had so many people speaking for themselves.”
Nicole Brown, Environmental Consultant, Jamaica
“I was riveted (and depressed) by the footage and the telling of the story. You've woven together a story, realistic and raw in its exposure of what the colonialist mentality can do to a society, a people.  The tapestry of voices worked for me...a foreigner...who had no idea what was occurring.  You also showed your expertise as both an artist (wow, the cinematography!) and a researcher, pulling out those archival pieces showing undoubtedly how the past has set the stage for the present. I pray that the green movement and awareness for the environment will grow and build consciousness very soon.  So thank you for sharing your work, and I wish you much success in its distribution.”
Dr. Prudence Carter, School of Education, Department of Sociology, Stanford University