clr-james-colorEVERY COOK CAN GOVERN
The life, impact and works of C.L.R. James
Discussion Leader:  Author/Activist Herb Boyd
Saturday, November 10th @ 7:00 PM
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Every Cook Can Govern
Written and Directed by:  Ceri Dingle and Rob Harris

Country:  United Kingdom         Year:  2016               Length:  122 Minutes
Language: English                      Genre: Full Length Documentary

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 Review: ‘This film does full justice to C.L.R. James – great anti-colonialist and revolutionary humanist. In every period of his life he sought to understand the past in order to change the future; an example, which we in the present would do well to learn.’ Alan Hudson, University of Oxford

Synopsis (Courtesy of www.clrjames.uk)

Every Cook Can Govern is the first feature length documentary to explore the life, writings and politics of the great Trinidadian-born revolutionary C.L.R. James.  The film interweaves exclusive, never-before-seen footage of C.L.R. James with unique testimony.

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.