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Film Screening of Omega Rising Women of Rastafari
Thu, October 29 @ 9.00 am – Fri, October 30 @ 11.30 pm
The English Literature & Geography programmes at York St John University are proud to present a Black History Month film screening of Omega Rising Women of Rastafaria.
This ground-breaking documentary was the first film to explore and challenge myths and stereotypes about the Rastafarian movement; and give voice to women of Rastafari, who speak for themselves about their relationship to the movement and its development.
A self-taught camerawoman who began her career documenting community issues in Tottenham, D. Elmina Davis was a Rastafarian herself and had travelled extensively in Africa and the Caribbean. Poetry, mythology, archive footage, interviews, music and dance are skilfully folded into her film’s narrative, revealing the journey to higher consciousness for Jamaican and British Rastafarian women.
Book your ticket to reserve free access to stream the film on demand between 29 and 30 October.