Stills Gallery Q&A via skype with Director David Ritter at the University of London Seaford Town Mechanic Elvis, Photo by Roswitha Wesiak. Seaford Town farmer Peter Hacker, Photo by Roswitha Wesiak. photo by Roswitha Wesiak Director, David Ritter discusses documentary with members of the audience in Syracuse NY. Director, David Ritter discusses documentary with members of the audience in Syracuse NY. Director David Ritter, producer Clinton H. Wallace and members of the audience at the screening in Los Angeles California. Article from Island Stage magazine. Screening in Syracuse NY at the Art Rage Gallery. Producers CHristy Oldham and Clinton H. Wallace promoting the documentary on LA Talk Radio. Producer Clinton H. Wallace with Seaford Town resident Ken Eldemire at the Los Angeles screening with the LA Turner German Club. Producer Clinton H. Wallace at the screening in Los Angeles California at the Alpine Village. Clinton H. Wallace discussing the documentary on LA Talk Radio. Director David Ritter during Q&A session with at the Donauschwaben’s German-American Cultural Center in Cleveland Ohio. Screening at the Donauschwaben’s German-American Cultural Center in Cleveland Ohio. Flier for the film festival ” Black Europe On Film” London England German Town Jamaica screening. London England Screening in Frankfurt Germany Producer Clinton H. Wallace promoting the documentary on the Mother love radio show. Q&A session with director David Ritter at Dalhousie University Udo Bauer, President of the German YMCA at London screening. Photo by Gasper Hafner. Director David Ritter with Presenter/ Producer Paola Cecilia Berta. Photo by Josh Daniels Screening in London, England. Photo by Gasper Hafner. Producer Clinton H. Wallace promoting the documentary on the podcast program Radio Adrenaline Producer of the documentary German Town: The Lost Story Of Seaford Town Jamaica Clinton H. Wallace at the West Coast screening – Alpine Village in Torrance California photo by Christy Oldham – Article in the Merrimack valley magazine with director David Ritter Article in the Merrimack valley magazine with director David Ritter Director David Ritter with audience at the screening in Syracuse NY http://instagram.com/p/JTQd8GpktW/
Jonathan Yapp says
Seaford Town is the ancestral home town of my family. My grandmothers maiden name is Gardner. This is rather touching to see thy someone has taken the time to capture what’s left of our heritage.
Happy to do it and i hope you can attend one of the screenings for this project when it is near you – David Ritter
Do you have plans to do a screening in the Washington DC area?
This is my heritage (Klienhans) and would love to see it!
We have been trying to get a screening in DC for sometime now and there are many people like you in the DC area who wan to see this project but we can not find a venue willing to host a screening. If you know of any thing please send some info our way- David
Hope Salmon Hamilton says
HellooOOoo This is soooo great… Thank you David Ritter for doing this documentary. My mother’s family came from Seaford Town. I look forward to seeing this film.
you are very welcome i hope you feel this project honors your family when you see it – David
Edward Shaw says
Great that you did this work. Congratulations!
I came upon this because I was doing some preliminary research to begin looking more at this little diaspora, because my maternal grandparents lived close by in the small district of Amity, where we used to visit during the summer holidays, and we were recently having a family conversation about the times we travelled through Seaford Town. Talk about timing!!
Now, depending on the size of the venue you are seeking…up to 75 people (at my guess), google Sankofa Cafe on Georgia Avenue. Proprietor Haile Gerima is a film-maker, who did Sankofa and Teza with which you may be familiar. Larger audience try Howard Theatre, and another on U St. NW which name I cannot remember. You can ask the folks at Sankofa for the name of that place as Haile has screened Teza there.
I am a cultural anthropologist from Jamaica living in Florida and presently in the DC area. I, too would love to see this film.
I think that I would love to work to see some more done about that town, myself. Let’s stay in touch.
I would love to come to your area to screen the film. I will look into these venues you have suggested but i also urge you to contact them as well so that they see there is a real interest from people in their community that would want to see this film. thank you so much for the suggestions and I hope to screen in your area soon- David
Floyd Gao says
Seaford Town, Virtually all of my maternal mother’s side were born there from the 1830s to the 1930s and beyond that time frame in Westmoreland itself. I have been attempting to trace my ancestry on ancestry.com and discovered (my mom told me about him in 1983) that on her side, there was a famous 1st cousin name Ferdinand Christopher Smith (1893 Savanna La Mar – 1961 Clarendon) who was a founding member of the USA’s National Maritime Union in 7 May 1937. A book was even written about him in the USA named: “”Red Seas: Ferdinand Smith and Radical Black Sailors in the United States and Jamaica””. His mom was a German-Jamaican as far as I know. I do not know if he is well received in Jamaica since he was a Communist, Do you know if he is know in Jamaica generally or Seaford Town specifically? I have never been to Jamaica but would like to find more information on him and his mom’s sister, which is my linear grandmother. I still have German-Jamaican relatives in that area, according to my eldest sister who saw them in the 1980s. I would love to know who his mom’s sister is. I tried various Jamaican registries and am running out of new sources.
I wish I could be of help Floyd. I suggest you check out the Seaford town Jamaicans facebook page and connect with people on that page. – David