May 25, 2019

New Digital Reggae Film Archive to be Established at the National Library of Jamaica

From the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Jamaica:

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has announced that the Reggae Films In The Park event launched preparations to establish the new digital Reggae Film Archive at the National Library of Jamaica as “a big step towards preserving Jamaica’s cultural heritage and Reggae history on film.”

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Accompanied by Beverley Lashley, National Librarian at the National Library of Jamaica, Minister Grange explained that the database will be an innovation that will preserve the hundreds of documentaries, feature films and videos to enable study and research, as well as viewing of films that record Jamaica’s Reggae music history. More than 200 films collected during the staging of the Reggae Film Festival between 2008 and 2013 will be donated by film festival organiser Barbara Blake-Hannah to begin the database, which will be added to by films from Reggae Films UK archivist, Peter Gittins.

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