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'Keep Your Head Down': A Short Film About a Jamaican Caddy

Mar 16, 2015 | 831 videos
Video by Brendan Young

For 43 years, Cleveland Kerr has worked on a golf course. Filmmaker Brendan Young visits Kerr in this short profile, which traces his life from childhood in Montego Bay, to work in a Jamaican sugar factory, to caddying. So, after watching golfers for more than four decades, what has he learned? "Keep your head down," he says. "Watch the ball, see the club, hit the ball."

Previously, Young filmed a documentary about the Barkley Marathons, a race considered one of the roughest and toughest in the world.

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