Netflix’s Fyre documentary has left many people at a loss for words. Truly speechless to say the least.
Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened is a documentary film that elaborates on the story of Billy McFarland and the failed Fyre Festival of 2017. The film includes interviews with McFarland’s associates, employees of the companies that were involved, as well as the financers of the concert, the staff, and attendees.
One of the people who is also on the documentary is Maryann Rolle, who was a caterer that was forced to help her fellow Bahamian workers who were also let down by McFarland and his carelessness.
The festival had falsely advertised a 5* cuisine. However, although Rolle had not been booked as the original caterer for the festival, she served more than 1,000 meals to the attendees who had been let down. That cost her an amount of $50,000 – which she drew from her own life savings to pay her workers.
McFarland, on the other hand, failed to pay her that sum of money and she described how this loss of savings had affected her life. She said:
I had ten persons working for me just preparing food all day and all night, 24 hours. I literally had to pay all those people.
I went through about $50,000 of my savings that I could’ve had for a rainy day. They just wiped it out and never looked back. I don’t even like to talk about the Fyre Festival anymore.
“Just take it away and let me start a new beginning,” she said. “Because they really, really hurt me.”
Her story left people in tears!
— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) January 21, 2019
However, merely two weeks after the documentary was released, a GoFundMe page has raised more than $200,000 worth of donations for Rolle and her husband. This came as good news after the tear-worthy story of her surfaced out in the documentary.
Talking to Tribune 242, Rolle said that she cannot enjoy it by herself and she needs ‘some folks’ to celebrate with her. She spoke of her intentions to bless the people in Exuma who have worked hard in the Fyre Festival and share some of her sum with them. She said:
I would like to bless these folks in Exuma who has worked hard with the Fyre Festival, some of them, not all of them because if you really try to bless everybody you’ll leave with nothing yourself.
She proceeded to say that the only way they all can rejoice, is being part of the blessing together. She continued to say that she is a giver. She said:
People see this happening for me (but) I don’t just give to Bahamians, I give to the world and when you give you surely receive and I know that God has blessed me to be a blessing because when I give people a 50-dollar bill I say ‘Lord I wish I had more to give.’
— BG (@TheBGates) January 21, 2019
“I know I am a giver and because I am a giver God has blessed me to be a blessing and that I will do,” she said.
It’s truly relieving to know there are still good people left in the world!
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