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Every Cook Can Govern: Documenting the life, impact & works of C.L.R. James (120 mins)
Queen Mary University of London, Arts One Building, Lecture Theatre, Mile End Rd, E1 4NS
Join us for a screening of "Every Cook Can Govern: The life works & impact of C.L.R. James", followed by a panel Q&A with:
- Ceri Dingle - Director of Worldwrite;
- Bill Schwartz - Professor in English (QMUL)
- Robbie Shilliam - Professor in International Relations
- Jenna Marshall - Research Student (QMUL)
The full film interweaves never-before-seen footage of C.L.R. James himself with personal contributions from those who knew him and astute historical and political analysis from leading scholars of his work.
The result is an epic feature-length documentary which grapples with issues from colonialism to cricket, from slavery to Shakespeare, from Marxism to the movies and from reading to revolution.
The film’s unique production history – crowd-funded, crowd-featured and crowd-filmed with over 200 volunteer camera operators, presenters and researchers – does credit to James’ conviction that every cook can govern.
Click here to view the trailer.
This event is free, but since Worldwrite is a charity, there will be a collection on the door, and an opportunity to purchase DVDs afterwards.
Strictly no food or drink allowed in the Arts One Lecture Theatre.
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