Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT
Location: BMECP Centre, 10A Fleet Street, Brighton, BN1 4ZE, UK
Free screening of Every Cook Can Govern – the first feature-length documentary to explore the life, writings and politics of the great Trinidad-born revolutionary C.L.R. James who died in Brixton in 1989. This historical tour-de-force interweaves never before seen footage of C.L.R. James with unique testimony from those he knew, alongside interviews with the world’s most eminent scholars of James’ life, work and politics. Through a challenging overview of his life and his thoughts, from colonialism to cricket, Marxism to the movies and reading to revolution, what emerges in this film is an understanding of what it meant to be an uncompromising revolutionary in the 20th Century.
Completed in 2016 the film has won considerable acclaim and featured at the Trinidad & Tobago film festival and in L.A at the Pan African film festival, won best documentary at the Open Borders film festival and was nominated for an On Screen learning award by the British Universities Film & Video Council.
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with Co-Director Ceri Dingle. Refreshments will be available.