Northern Michigan University will present a screening of German Town: The Lost Story of Seaford Town, Jamaica, a documentary by David Ritter. The event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in 1322 Jamrich Hall. Admission is free.
Deep within the isolated undeveloped mountains of Westmoreland lies a village with a history and people unique to Jamaica. The inhabitants of this village are descendants of German indentured servants who worked the Jamaican plantations after the emancipation period to substitute for the slave labor that drove the island’s economy. German Town looks at the history and contemporary life of Jamaicans of German heritage.
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Department of English and College of Arts and Sciences are sponsoring this event. For more information, contact Anna Zimmer at 227-1889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.