Don Letts' cult classic Dancehall Queen is a modern-day Cinderella story with no Prince Charming, but a strong, unshakeable woman fighting for freedom.
Marcia (Audrey Reid) is a single mother and street vendor barely scraping by on the streets of Kingston, Jamaica. Things turn nasty when she is threatened by thug Priest (Paul Campbell), then nastier still when she accepts money from Larry (Paul Campbell), who has eyes for her daughter. To escape her problems, Marcia devises a plan that involves entering a dance contest in disguise, winning the top prize and pitting both men against each other.
With pulsating reggae beats inside and outside the dancehall, exuberant costumes and the depiction of a colourful, bustling life on the streets of Kingston, Dancehall Queen remains the biggest cinematic hits in Jamaican film history.