10 July 2012 by Karin in Jamaican History,Jamaicans on the Edge [ 16 comments ]
Check out this new trailer of an upcoming documentary about German heritage and history in Jamaica.
“German Town The Lost Story Of Seaford Town Jamaica” is a full length documentary that explores the history of German heritage and history 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 poverty and hardships in their home lands.
This documentary project explores the history and contemporary life of Jamaicans of German heritage.
For more info contact- firstname.lastname@example.org
Directed by- David Ritter
Produced by- David Ritter and Clinton Wallace for photomundo international
Also by David Ritter The Forgotten Faces of Jamaica – A Documentary on Minority Groups in Jamaica