Documentary film about German Town Jamaica screens at DANK Haus
The Lost Story of Seaford Town, Jamaica
German Town is a documentary that explores the history of German heritage and history within Westmoreland Jamaica. Deep within the isolated, undeveloped mountains of Westmoreland lies a village with a history and people unique to Jamaica. It is said that the inhabitants of this village are descendants of German indentured servants, who were used to work the Jamaican plantations after the emancipation period, to substitute the slave labor that drove the island's economy.
Others think they came under different circumstances such as runaway prisoners, former military battered after the Napoleonic wars, seeking a better life to escape poverty and hardships in their home lands. This documentary project explores the history and contemporary life of Jamaicans of German heritage.
The screening is Friday September 13 2013 2013 at 7:30 pm with filmmaker David Ritter
A $10 donation appreciated
For more information contact David at firstname.lastname@example.org or the DANK Haus at 773.561.9181
Directed by David Ritter
Produced by David Ritter & Clinton Wallace for Photomundo International
Music by Project Sound
Still Photographs by Roswitha Wesiak
Running time 55 mins.
The Center is located block from the Western Brown Line stop.
Parking for this event is generously provided by MB Financial Bank at Western and Gunnison Avenues.
This program is supported by a CityArts Program III grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events
This program is partially supported by Air Berlin, now with nonstop flights from Chicago to Berlin.
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Chicago, IL 60625
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