HERO | Caribbean in Motion Film Series
A Special Screening of
Inspired by the Extraordinary Life & Times of Mr. Ulric Cross
(Frances-Anne Solomon, Canada/Ghana/Trinidad & Tobago, UK, 2018, 94 minutes)
HERO skillfully mixes drama and elements of documentary to tell the fascinating and untold story of Trinidadian war hero, lawyer and diplomat Ulric Cross. His life intersected with the great 20th Century movements and leaders of Caribbean and African independence such as C.L.R. James, George Padmore, Kwame Nkrumah and Julius Nyerere revealing the key roles played by Caribbean activists in developing Pan Africanist ideas and practice.
This is the West Coast premiere of HERO.
With a combined population of 45 million making up .6% of the earth’s population, the Caribbean has an impact well beyond those numbers. It is far more than a tourist destination. This film series – a combination of documentaries and fiction narratives – examines the various legacies of a region known for its history of slavery, colonialism and migration but the films also reveal the beauty, fierce resistance, regional interconnections, its internationalism, dexterity of its language(s) and its vibrant music.
This series is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox, on view May 8-August 11, 2019.
This program is made possible by the generous support of