Kindah

2016 | 00:12:00 | Jamaica / United States | B&W and Color | Stereo | 4:3 | 16mm film

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: African-American, Experimental Film, History, Memory, Post-colonialism, Race, War

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The Diaspora Series

Kindah was shot in Hudson, NY and Accompong, Jamaica. Accompong was founded in 1739 after rebel slaves and their descendants fought a protracted war with the British leading to the establishment of a treaty between the two sides. The treaty signed under British governor Edward Trelawny granted Cudjoe’s Maroons 1,500 acres of land between their strongholds of Trelawny Town and Accompong in the Cockpits. Cudjoe, a leader of the Maroons, is said to have united them in their fight for autonomy under the Kindah Tree — a large, ancient mango tree that still stands to this day. The tree symbolizes the kinship of the community on its common land.