Human Studies Film Archives

Guide to Jah Lives, circa 1975-1980


Collection ID:
circa 1975-1980
Physical Description:
Film reels
1,200 feet

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents
Jah Lives, film on Rastafarians shot by students at CARIMAC in late 70s.
Please note that the contents of the collection and the language and terminology used reflect the context and culture of the time of its creation. As an historical document, its contents may be at odds with contemporary views and terminology and considered offensive today. The information within this collection does not reflect the views of the Smithsonian Institution or Anthropology Archives, but is available in its original form to facilitate research.


Immediate Source of Acquisition
Received from The Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication (CARIMAC), University of the West Indies, in 2000.

Using the Collection

Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research. Please contact the archives for information on availability of access copies of audiovisual recordings. Original audiovisual material in the Human Studies Film Archives may not be played.
Conditions Governing Use
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Preferred Citation
Jah Lives, Human Studies Film Archives, Smithsonian Institution


Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
West Indies Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jamaica Geographic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rastafarians Cultural Context Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound films Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Human Studies Film Archives
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