This film is part of Free

The Jah People

Followers of the Rastafari way of life bring tales of Haile Selassie, Jah and Zion to the streets of inner-city Birmingham.

Documentary 1981 22 mins

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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'.