september, 2021

wed01sepAll Daythu02Omega Rising Women of RastafariDirected by D. Elmina Davis(All Day) Northampton Filmhouse, Off Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UDCountry:United Kingdom,Virtual

Event Details

Archival Resistance is an online event exploring the moving, living and visual archives of Rastafari women in Britain.

The live event has been curated by Aleema Gray and will feature discussions with Sister Rasheda Malcolm and June Givanni.

The live event will run alongside the film Omega Rising Women of Rastafari which will be available to stream from Thursday 19 August – Thursday 2 September.

Online Film Screening: Omega Rising Women of Rastafari
Available to stream Thursday 19 August – Thursday 2 September

A groundbreaking documentary, Omega Rising Women of Rastafari (1988) was the first film to explore and challenge myths and stereotypes about the Rastafarian movement; and give voice to women of Rastafari, who speak for themselves about their relationship to the movement and its development.

A self-taught camerawoman who began her career documenting community issues in Tottenham, D. Elmina Davis was a Rastafarian herself and had travelled extensively in Africa and the Caribbean.

Poetry, mythology, archive footage, interviews, music and dance are skilfully folded into her film’s narrative, revealing the journey to higher consciousness for Jamaican and British Rastafarian women.

Interviewees include Judy Mowatt, reggae solo artist and a member of Bob Marley’s backing trio, The I Three.

Davis was a founder member of the Ceddo Film and Video Workshop, an important grouping of filmmakers whose work through the 1980s was characterised by a radical left-wing critique of British society’s treatment of Black British people, and an interest in African and Caribbean politics and history.


september 1 (Wednesday) - 2 (Thursday)


Northampton Filmhouse

Off Derngate, Northampton, NN1 1UD