Omega Rising Women of Rastafari + The People's Account
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