On Tuesday, Feb. 14th Bad Friday will be screened in the Library muti-media room as part of the Black History Month celebration at Fairfield University. 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 a collective future.
The film will start at 7:00 in room 107A (the multi-media room). An introduction to the film will be presented by Professors Yohuru Williams and Roxana Walker-Canton. Refreshments will be served. If you have questions, contact Curtis Ferree, firstname.lastname@example.org.