There will be a screening for the documentary German Town: The Lost Story Of Seaford Town Jamaica at the Old Stein Inn German restaurant in Edgewater Maryland August 8th at 8:30 pm 2014. admission is free
The documentary explores the history of Germans who were used to substitute slave labor and the history of europeans used indentured servants.
Many topics are touched upon including racial divisions and color lines, cultures within isolation, the challenges of assimilation and preservation of ones culture.
There will be a opening presentation with the director and a Q&A/group discussion with the director after the screening.
link to trailer - http://youtu.be/BFeETh7pKRk
"German Town The Lost Story Of Seaford Town Jamaica" is a documentary that explores the history of German heritage within Westmoreland Jamaica.
Deep within the isolated undeveloped mountains of Westmoreland lies a village with a history and people unique to Jamaica.
It is said that the inhabitants of this village are descendants of German indentured servants who were used to work the Jamaican plantations after the emancipation period to substitute the slave labor that drove the islands economy.
Others think they came under different circumstances as runaway prisoners, former military battered after the Napoleonic wars seeking a better life to escape the poverty and hardships in their home lands. This documentary project explores the history and contemporary life of Jamaicans of German heritage.
Running time 55 mins
Directed by- David Ritter
Produced by- David Ritter and Clinton Wallace for photomundo international Music by- Project Sound- http://www.projectsoundrecording.com