Time:7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ID Required: No
Afrocentricity International UK Presents a screening of a fabulous double bill of films documenting the lives of the two leading national heroes of Jamaica.
The award winning documentary Catch A Fire: The Story of Paul Bogle. The story of Deacon Paul Bogle, often described as a 19th century Malcom X. 30 years after the end of slavery in Jamaica, he led the march in 1865 for justice, equality and fair treatment for all the people in Jamaica, which culminated in the Morant Bay Rebellion . The story is constructed using extensive interviews with Paul Bogle’s grandson, historians as well as archive material.
Marcus Garvey: A Giant of Black Politics. Documents the life of Jamaica’s first National Hero, Marcus Mosiah Garvey, great orator, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and Black Nationalist. His life is discussed by contemporaries, historians, Garveyites, family and friends. The film traces his early successes in organizing in the West Indies, to the phenomenal rise of his Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL), which took America and the world by storm in the 1920s.
A short interactive discussion will be held after screenings.
£8.00 advanced booking, £10.00 on the door.