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The Jah People
The Jah People

The Jah People 1981


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The Jah People 1981

22 mins United Kingdom

Actor Hilary Minster turns reporter to discover the way of life for the Rastafari community of Handsworth. From the in-depth discussions at a Rasta 'Reasoning' to the views of the sometimes down played women of the religion we find a community like many others in search of roots, self discovery and a spiritual homeland. A little bit of Birmingham that will always be 'of Africa'.

The report is introduced by pakistani-born actor and broadcaster Zia Mohyeddin, who served as producer of Here and Now, a Central Television magazine programme with a mulitcultural theme. The first minute of the film's soundtrack has been removed in order to omit a copyrighted piece of music.

The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.




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