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June 17 - Film Screening: "German Town Jamaica"

David Ritter presents the fascinating story of this German settlement in 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 the poverty and hardships in their home lands. This documentary project explores the history and contemporary life of Jamaicans of German heritage.A freewill offering will be taken to cover expenses, and the kitchen will be open with food available for purchase. Hope to see you there.