The feature-length documentary RasTa: A Soul’s Journey presents the story of one young woman, Donisha Prendergast, and her journey to explore Rastafari, the spiritual legacy of her grandparents, Rita and Bob Marley. Born in 1984, three years after her grandfathers untimely death, her knowledge of him and his Rastafarian beliefs have been handed down primarily through family lore, his music and media stories. Donisha’s filmic odyssey is intimate and personal historic, as she balances revelations about Rastafarianism with her own self-discovery. She treks through time and geographic space – USA, Israel, Ethiopia, South Africa, UK, India, Canada, Jamaica – to reason with elders and new-school Rastas about the evolution and global impact of Rastafari since its beginnings in the 30’s.
Caribbean Creativity served as executive producer of RasTa. We also organized the Dutch premiere of the film at the seventh edition of Rootical Vibrations on November 9, 2012.
Dir: Stuart Samuels | 2011 | Jamaica/Canada | Documentary