Trace the trials and tribulations of people of African descent living in the Caribbean as they seek reparations and essential human rights.
THE PRICE OF MEMORY + Q&A
Filmed over a decade, The Price of Memory follows a group of Rastafari who petitioned Queen Elizabeth II for slavery reparations on her last visit to Jamaica, and the lawsuit that followed. The film interweaves the impact of the legacy of slavery on independent Jamaica. Illustrated are travels across the United Kingdom, an exploration of England’s legacy of slavery as well as the British Royal Family’s own history with forced servitude.
The Price of Memory features appearances by Queen Elizabeth II, Ras Lion, attorney Michael Lorne, reparations advocate Barbara Blake Hannah, as well as Rastafari elders Sam Clayton, Filmore Alvaranga, O.D. and Douglas Mack.
(Dir. Karen Marks Mafundikwa, 83 min, 2014, Jamaica/USA/UK, Documentary, English)
TIME AND JUDGEMENT: A DIARY OF A 400 YEAR EXILE
Through the creative use of various mediums including theater, poetry, songs and art, Time and Judgement narrates the tribulations and successes of people of African descent in and out of Africa. With extensive footage and critical political analysis of leaders such as Maurice Bishop, Marcus Garvey, Haile Selassie, Jesse Jackson, Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), Louis Farrakhan among others, the viewer is provided with an overview of four hundred years of the Black Liberation Movement.
(Dir. Menelik Shabazz, 84 min, 1988, UK, Documentary, English)