Kumina Queen

Imogene “Queenie” Kennedy was a contemporary priestess in post-colonial Jamaica who catapulted her African spiritual practice into renown. But after centuries of erasure, what remains of the dance between the living and the dead? In the wake of the loss of her mother, filmmaker Nyasha Laing travels into the heart of Jamaican countryside to research kumina, an ancestral ritual.


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Kumina Queen (2022)

Medium Length (58mins) Documentary


United States of America | Jamaica




Nyasha Laing


Sat 24 Sep 2022, 12.30pm, MovieTowne, POS—Screen 09

World Premiere

Nyasha Laing

Nyasha Laing

Nyasha Laing is a Belizean-American documentarian, writer, producer and lawyer focused on stories of diverse cultures, leaders and global communities. Her work – written and produced – has been featured in and on the Pan-African Film Festival, WOMEX, Yes Magazine, BBC World Service and the Art Museum of the Americas.

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