New Walter Rodney Documentary @Phoenix Cinema 4 December 12pm

Sunday 4 December 12pm

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 director Arlen Harris and author of Black History Walks Volume 1, Tony Warner

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.

Other coming events from Black History Walks

  • Black History Walks Volume 1, book launches
  • Black History River Cruise
  • Black History Bus Tour
  • Black Women Resistance Leaders (taster) and 6 week course
  • How Black people won World War 2
  • Theatreland, Mayfair, Trafalgar Square and Soho Black History Walks
  • The Woman Kings real Black history and the fight to make such films seen
  • The Woman King film screening and Q&A at BFI Southbank 17th December
  • How to rip off Black Historians, copying and greed in London
  • African Odysseys at the BFI now in its 15th Year


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