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Movie: MARCUS GARVEY: LOOK FOR ME IN THE WHIRLWIND

MARCUS GARVEY: LOOK FOR ME IN THE WHIRLWIND

Monday, August 13th @ 7:00 PM

Alphabet City, 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15212

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Marcus Garvey: Look For Me In The Whirlwind

Country:  USA/Jamaica         Year: 2001

Produced/Directed by: Stanley Nelson    Written by: Marcia Smith

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Praise:

“…spellbinding, passionate, and powerful…You won’t be able to leave your seat.” – Hollywood Reporter

Synopsis (Courtesy of Firelight Media)

Marcus Garvey: Look For Me in the Whirlwind, the first comprehensive documentary to tell the life story of this controversial leader, uses a wealth of material from the Garvey movement-written documents, film and photographs-to reveal what motivated a poor Jamaican to set up an international organization for the African Diaspora, what led to his early successes, and why he died lonely and forgotten. Among the most powerful sequences in the film are articulate, fiery interviews with the men and women whose parents joined the Garvey movement more than 80 years ago. Together they reveal how revolutionary Garvey’s ideas were to a new generation of African Americans, West Indians and Africans and how he invested hundreds of thousands of black men and women with a new-found sense of racial pride.