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Bates College lewiston Maine
September 25, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pmFree
There will be a screening for German Town: The Lost Story of Seaford Town, Jamaica at Bates College in Lewiston Maine at the Roger williams building room 215 at 7pm. There will be a opening presentation and Q&A with the director or the documentary. Admission for this event is free.
Synopsis and trailer of the project below.
trailer – https://www.youtube.com/
synopsis – “German Town The Lost Story Of Seaford Town Jamaica” is a documentary that explores the history of German heritage 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 islands economy.
Others think they came under different circumstances as runaway prisoners, former military battered after the Napoleonic wars seeking a better life to escape the poverty and hardships in their home lands. This documentary project explores the history and contemporary life of Jamaicans of German heritage.
Running time 55 mins
Directed by- David Ritter