An overview of the island nation of Jamaica in 1964. Featuring life and leisure, education and a visit to the Headquarters of the Rastafarian Movement and African Recruitment Centre, and National Dance Theatre Company.
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Featuring a piece where Ras Sam Brown speaks and people learn the Amharic language. Founders of The National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica, Eddy Thomas and Rex Nettleford, also speak.
Director: Peter Davis
Title sequence opening with an illustrated map of Jamaica. Rural shots of the island, dwellings and people’s daily lives in the forest region.
Camera cuts to images of a busy market to a calypso soundtrack.
Rural images and close-up shots of locals by their dwellings. More landscapes scenes.
Images of large scale industry in the forest area and workers.
A farmer arrives on horseback to tend to his cattle.
More shots of large scale industry in the forest; workers on site.
Shots of rural workers harvesting sugar cane and factory workers.
Images of white holidaymakers lounging on a beach and on their apartment balconies.
White holidaymakers strolling.
Shots of Jamaican beach scenes.
Shots of busy Jamaican city scenes.
Tracking shot of the poorer suburbs of the city, leading to images of the shanty areas of the island. Young children at play.
Inside the Headquarters of the Rastafarian Movement and African Recruitment Centre.
Ras Sam Brown addresses a small crowd; people pass around a pipe; some perform repairs on small machine parts and and two men write Amharic text on a board.
Teaching the Amharic language and performing on a drum.
Shots of dancer Eddy Thomas (and others) as he introduces the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica.
Images of choreographer Rex Nettleford with other dancers. He speaks off camera.
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