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1964
0:31:13
Jamaica
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.
Physical formats available:
16mm
Digital formats available:
Quicktime (Pro Res)
Audio & visual:
Sound, Black & White

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
00:03
Title sequence opening with an illustrated map of Jamaica. Rural shots of the island, dwellings and people’s daily lives in the forest region.
04:07
Camera cuts to images of a busy market to a calypso soundtrack.
07:14
Rural images and close-up shots of locals by their dwellings. More landscapes scenes.
08:16
Images of large scale industry in the forest area and workers.
09:04
A farmer arrives on horseback to tend to his cattle.
09:30
More shots of large scale industry in the forest; workers on site.
11:29
Shots of rural workers harvesting sugar cane and factory workers.
14:46
Images of white holidaymakers lounging on a beach and on their apartment balconies.
15:48
White holidaymakers strolling.
16:28
Shots of Jamaican beach scenes.
17:16
Shots of busy Jamaican city scenes.
20:23
Tracking shot of the poorer suburbs of the city, leading to images of the shanty areas of the island. Young children at play.
22:03
Inside the Headquarters of the Rastafarian Movement and African Recruitment Centre.
22:48
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.
25:25
Teaching the Amharic language and performing on a drum.
26:06
Shots of dancer Eddy Thomas (and others) as he introduces the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica.
27:15
Images of choreographer Rex Nettleford with other dancers. He speaks off camera.
31:05
End credits.
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Jamaica 1964
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Materials relating to Peter Davis 1964 film showing an overview of the island nation of Jamaica in 1964
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Peter Davis
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Collection of Peter Davis Stills, Films, and related items in the archive.
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Global selection of music and dance films and titles.
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