The Prodigal Son

Director: Kurt Orderson
Country: South Africa
Year: 2008
Running Time: 64 min
Language: English and Caribbean Patois with English subtitles


The Prodigal Son retraces the lost history of the Orderson family. The filmmaker’s great grandfather, Joseph Orderson was of the generation of newly emancipated slaves, who with fellow West Indians left Barbados to settle all over the world, including Cape Town’s District Six. These men came as sailors and were part of the pioneering Black Atlantic Communication Network, inspired by the UNIA.

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