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Price of Memory, The

Synopsis
In 2002, Queen Elizabeth II visited Jamaica for her Golden Jubilee Celebrations. While there she was petitioned by a group of Rastafarians for slavery reparations. For Rastafarians, reparations are linked to a desire to return to Africa, the homeland of their African ancestors, brought to Jamaica as slaves. The film traces this petition, as well as a reparations lawsuit filed against the Queen. It explores the stories of earlier Rastas who pursued reparations in the 1960s, and who undertook a historic mission to Africa. Filmed over a decade, it explores the impact of slavery and the movement for reparations led by Jamaica’s Rastafarians.
English and Jamaican Patois with English subtitles.
Language
English
Country
Jamaica
Year of production
2014
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
British Empire; colonial history; political campaigns; Rastafarians; slavery

Credits

Director
Karen Marks Mafundikwa

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£50.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
83 minutes
Year
2014

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7387 0455
Fax
020 7388 8817
Address
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
Notes
The Institute sells more than 250 anthropology and ethnology titles on video and DVD, including some produced by students and staff of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. There is also a large library of internationally produced film and video productions from which items may be borrowed within the UK.

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