This film had a lot of misinformation. The most glaring one is that the narrator keeps referring to the "Plantain" as a banana. In Jamaica the banana is not fried and served with dishes it is the plantain. The banana is also NOT the Jamaican national fruit it is the ACKEE.
Speaking about ackee this fruit contains a poison called hypoglycin and must be harvested and cooked properly or it can be deadly. In the film the young girl is seen picking up ackee from the ground some looking like the pods are still closed. It has to naturally ripe on the tree and the pod open before it can be safely eaten. Randomly picking up ackee from the ground is not the norm in Jamaica.
Calllaloo is not spinach and the fish that is referred to as sardines are sprats.
UK, Europe and Canada sends to most tourist to Jamaica not the US
The average Jamaican does not eat outside year-round
The greenery on the table is refereed to as banana leaves the leaves on the table are branches from the coconut tree. Throughout the film most of the references to the banana is inaccurate.
These observations may seem petty but with a first-hand knowledge of the Jamaican culture these inaccuracies are a big deal, especially if you are making a film about the everyday live of a young Jamaican girl. While there are more inaccuracies in this film I think I have said enough and made my opinion of the film clear. A little bit of research could have gone a long way for this film.