Santiago Posada at BFI

 

Director Santiago Posada Q+A at the BFI

Jende ri Palenge (People of Palenque) Screened at the BFI in April 2013 as a part of the African Odysseys program. Director Santiago Posada took part in a Q+A afterwards with Michael La Rose, author, cultural and political activist, and chair of the GPI.

Jende ri Palenge is a documentary about the music and culture of the people of Palenque, the location of the first free slave (or Maroon) community in the Americas. With its own unique style of music and language, heavily influenced by its African heritage, it holds a unique position in the world and is today proclaimed by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.