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C.L.R. JAMES FILM Brighton Premiere: Every Cook Can Govern

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10A Fleet Street

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Join us on Saturday 11th November at the BMECP Centre for the Brighton premiere 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.

Every Cook Can Govern marks the culmination of a six year year multimedia project arranged by the education charity WORLDwrite and its Citizen TV station WORLDbytes. Its unique production history – crowd-funded, crowd-featured and crowd-filmed – does credit to James’ conviction that every cook can govern. The film brings to life James’ thought and shows what it means to be uncompromising in one’s principles to the very end and to fearlessly question received wisdom and the world around us.

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.

To watch the trailer and for more information about the film and about C.L.R. James, visit our C.L.R. James Knowledge Portal. You can get the film on DVD here. For more about WORLDwrite and future projects, please visit the website of our Citizen TV channel WORLDbytes.

With special thanks to Claudius Hillman and the BMECP centre for hosting this premiere and to the Brighton Salon for supporting this exciting free screening. We look forward to seeing you there and please do spread the word and tell your friends. Make sure you book your free seats below as it may fill up fast!

Get in touch with us here:

Telephone: +44 (0)20 8985 5435

E-mail address: world.write@btconnect.com

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