The caribbean islands are often stereotyped in mainstream western


The Caribbean islands are often stereotyped in mainstream Western media as places where drug trafficking and abuse as well as political and gang violence are the order of the day. To what extent and in what ways do the films “The Harder They Come” and “Countryman” challenge or affirm and perpetuate these stereotypes? In your view, what role do these stereotypes play in the development of relations between the Caribbean islands and powerful nations such as the United States of America?

Your response should draw not only from the two films cited but also from Ifeona Fulani’s “Representations of the Body of the New Nation in The Harder They Come and Rockers” .You are also encouraged to use other sources of your choice.

The Harder They Come: