Uncompromising and revealing new documentary on Rodney which packed out the Phoenix on 20th November, gets a repeat plus Q&A with director
Last chance this year to see this blockbuster,revelatory documentary plus Q&A !
This documentary explores the life of historian and civil rights campaigner Dr Walter Rodney. Filmed in Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica, Tanzania, the US and the UK, featuring revelatory interviews, it examines the life of a man who sought unity in the face of division and whose ideals lie at the heart of global struggles today. Walter Rodney was killed in 1980 in Guyana, South America by the CIA and MI5-supported autocratic government of Forbes Burnham. Forty-one years after his death, the Guyanese government has finally acknowledged the state’s role in his assassination
Plus Q&A with directors Arlen and Daniel Harris
This event sponsored by Black History Walks in London Volume 1, revolutionary new book on the hidden Africab/Caribbean history in London’s streets
Arlen Harris (Producer / Director) is an award-winning programme maker with over 30 years’ experience in print, TV and radio working mainly for British television for World in Action, Panorama and Dispatches. He has also produced programmes for National Geographic and Discovery. He has a passion for revealing the forgotten contributions of people of colour to our shared history. He originated the groundbreaking four-part series, Britain’s Slave Trade, for Channel 4. He has made a film on Guinness the beer and the family. He has filmed with pirates in the South China seas, in Beirut and in Sri Lanka during the civil war. Arlen interviewed Fela Kuti, the king of Afro-Jazz and was probably the last foreign journalist to talk to Sikh militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale before the Indian Army attacked the militants in the Golden Temple.
Organiser of Walter Rodney Documentary at Phoenix cinema (last screening)
Black History Walks offers guided Walking Tours of London to include its African history which goes back 3500 years. We run bus and river tours too.Walks take place in 12 different areas.We also offer films, talks and workshops each month all year. See website or join mail list for details.