Film Screening: "Bad Friday: Rastafari After Coral Gardens"

Date: 
Friday, December 9, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: 
Scribe Video Center 4212 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

The documentary Bad Friday (Jamaica, 2011, 68 minutes, English & Jamaican Creole w/English Subtitles) focuses on a community of Rastafarians in western Jamaica who annually commemorate the 1963 Coral Gardens "incident," a moment just after independence when the Jamaican government rounded up, jailed and tortured hundreds of Rastafarians. The film chronicles the history of violence in Jamaica through the eyes of its most iconic community, and shows how people use their recollections of past traumas to imagine new possibilities for the future. Directors John L. Jackson, Jr. and Deborah A. Thomas, and producer Junior "Gabu" Wedderburn, will be present  to answer questions after the screening. Featuring a live opening performance by Ancient Vibrations.

$5 for General Public. Free for Scribe members.

 

Categories
Event Type: 
Community Events
Topic: 
History and Preservation
Topic: 
Film/Video
Topic: 
Historical Preservation / Archaeology
Topic: 
Cultural Exchange
Global Region: 
Jamaican