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Most New Yorkers postulate that to live in New York by association you innately learn worldliness….alright, but in indie film, Wah Do Dem, protagonist Max, a Brooklyn tourist, loses his girlfriend, his cruise ship, and his luggage all in a week before having to jump island to get to the American Embassy and make his way home. Wah Do Dem explores all those things about Jamaica (or any foreign world) that you may fear and love, that you may think you have reigned in, but surprises you at every turn in good and completely unfortunate ways. The film was first conceived two years ago when co-director Ben Chance won a free trip on a Caribbean cruise and decided to bring his friend Sam Fleischner along to do an impromptu film project on all those ironic and feasibly ridiculous mishaps that could occur on a tropical cruise misadventure. With a soundtrack by Brooklyn’s Suckers and Reggae greats The Congos and John Holt, I’m hoping the film proves to be as strong as it sounds. Peep the trailer above.