Bad Friday: Rastafari after Coral Gardens (screening)

Friday, October 14th
Bad Friday: Rastafari after Coral Gardens
screening and Q&A with co-director and co-producer, Deborah Thomas

BAD FRIDAY focuses on a community of Rastafarians in western Jamaica who annually commemorate the 1963 Coral Gardens “incident,” a moment just after independence when the Jamaican government rounded up, jailed and tortured hundreds of Rastafarians. It chronicles the history of violence in Jamaica through the eyes of its most iconic community, and shows how people use their recollections of past traumas to imagine new possibilities for the future.

CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave
Room 5414

Lunch will be served.

cosponsored by the Doctoral Students’ Council, IRADAC, CLACLS, and the Graduate Center’s PhD Program in Anthropology