My Ras Tafari Roots

a film by David Verhaeghe & Karel Michiels

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,...

length: 68 minutes | original version | subtitles in English, Dutch or French