German Town Jamaica


German Town The Lost Story Of Seaford Town Jamaica

German Town The Lost Story Of Seaford Town Jamaica, is a documentary that explores the history of German heritage within Westmoreland 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 such as runaway prisoners, former military battered after the Napoleonic wars, seeking a better life to escape poverty and hardships in their home lands. This documentary project explores the history and contemporary life of Jamaicans of German heritage.

The one time screening will be held at the German YMCA in London October 23rd at 7:30pm
There will be an opening presentation and Q&A session after the event by Director David Ritter.
Venue address: 35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3EL
For more information, call the German YMCA in London at +44 (0)20 7723 5684.

Running time 55 mins
Directed by- David Ritter
Produced by
David Ritter & Clinton Wallace for Photomundo International
Music by Project Sound
Still Photographs by Roswitha Wesiak

Visit the German Town Jamaica website.