Monday, 20 August 2012

London Metropolitan Archives Film Club - Caribbean Liberation

Caribbean Liberation

Wednesday 22 August,  6pm-7.30pm

London Metropolitan Archives, 40, Northampton Road, London, EC1R 0HB
August’s Film Club focuses on Caribbean Liberation, drawing upon the LMA’s records of the Huntley’s, revolutionary black publishers. The LMA will be showing two short documentaries:
  • ‘In the Sky’s Wild Noise’ (1983) focuses on Walter Rodney, the Guyanese historian and political activist; made 3 years after his murder, the film features Rodney speaking on the workers struggle in Guyana, inter-cut with footage of Guyana and Rodney’s funeral.
  • ‘Grenada - Is Freedom We Making’ (1983) focuses on the island and what has happened to it since its 1979 revolution. The documentary examines the economic developments of the nation, the growth of women’s rights and discusses President Reagan’s antipathy toward the nation. The film features interviews with members of farming cooperatives and Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, broadcast just months before he was deposed and executed.

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