My Ras Tafari Roots

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Title: My Ras Tafari Roots
Director: David Verhaeghe and Karel Michiels
Year: 2016
Country: Belgium and Ethiopia
Runtime: 81′
Language: Dutch, French and English
Subtitles: English and French


In My Ras Tafari Roots, David Verhaeghe seeks to uncover the truth behind the big family secret: was his Italian grandmother the lovechild of legendary Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie, born Ras Tafari Makkonen and still religiously admired today? My Ras Tafari Roots is a fascinating and intensive quest of a young European who searches for his African roots via forgotten family members in Italy and Cyprus. In the end it is the natural mysticism of the Jamaican Rastas that seems to point David towards the imperial family. Will he succeed in discovering the truth about his ancestry? With Max Romeo, Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, ‘brother’ Sam Clayton, and others.

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