Dreadlocks Story (2014)

Directed by Linda Aînouche
France, India, Jamaica, USA | PG | Documentary | English, French, Hindi, Jamaican, Patois | 83
Venue: The Yard, Alserkal Avenue

The documentary is a historical page which exhibits the bonds of survival of African and Indian culture in Jamaica in view of up-front anti-slavery and anti-imperialist struggles! Due to British colonists, Indians and African descendants have met in the plantations and created something absolutely unique and indispensable to express what they had been oppressed by. The film tackles a social justice issue (misrepresentation of the Rasta community) that is highly controversial in Jamaica, and around the world. It also uses a vibrant world music soundtrack, and includes interviews from Reggae legend David Hinds of Steel Pulse.