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Phone (510) 854-6413
Price $8 - $12
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Category Performing Arts
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Jamaican American Association of Northern California (JAANC) Film Festival in Celebration of Jamaica's 51st Independence

Sunday, Aug 25, 2013 4:00p

Akwantu: the Journey documents the struggle for Freedom of the Maroons of Jamaica, former enslaved Africans, who were able to flee the plantations and slave ships to form communities in some of the most inhospitable regions of the island. Poorly armed and outgunned, these brave warriors engaged the might British Empire over an 80-year period and were victorious. As a result, two peace treaties were signed in 1738/39 that established a Maroon self-government for the first time in Jamaica. Nowhere… Show more

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