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Omega Rising Women of Rastafari + The People's Account

UK, 1988, 52mins, Cert.U
Showtimes and location

Film description

A ground-breaking documentary, Omega Rising Women of Rastafari was the first film to explore and challenge myths and stereotypes about the Rastafarian movement; and give voice to women of Rastafarit. A self-taught camerawoman who began her career documenting community issues in Tottenham, director 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.

This will be followed by the The People's Account, a 1985 documentary about the Broadwater Farm uprising in Tottenham, made by the Ceddo Film and Video Workshop collective. Set up in the 1980s with support from Channel 4, ACTT and the GLC, the work of the collective was characterised by a radical left-wing critique of British society’s treatment of Black British people, and an interest in African and Caribbean politics and history.


Docs & Artists' Moving Image

at 42 New Briggate

Together with visual arts organisation Pavilion, we'll be screening brilliant documentaries and supporting the development of exciting artists' moving image work, from our new cosy screening room, located at 42 New Briggate in Leeds City Centre. Read more

Showing at

42 New Briggate

Venue details


42 New Briggate, Leeds LS1 6NU, UK
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Access info

Due to the narrow entrance, unfortunately 42 New Briggate is not wheelchair accessible, and the toilets are via a short flight of stairs. On the Road venues which are fully accessible include Leeds University Union, Heart and the Brudenell Social Club.

Refreshment info

Due to licensing restrictions at this venue, we’re unfortunately unable to sell refreshments. However, included in your ticket price is a free tea, coffee or soft drink. We’re happy if any visitors wish to bring their own refreshments, however alcohol and hot food is not permitted.


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Tue 21st April