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Every Cook Can Govern: The life, works & impact of C.L.R. James

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This is the short trailer for the new film, Every Cook Can Govern: The life works & impact of C.L.R. James. 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.

The full film to screen and on DVD will be available from late April 2016.

Don’t miss the London launch, for tickets please click here.

Related topics: History

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Tricia said:

I’m impressed by the level of knowledge and thorough research that went into maintaining C.L.R James’ legacy. Can’t wait to watch it!

Sophie Rance said:

I just watched the film, it’s a fascinating insight into the life of an inspiring and uncompromising revolutionary. It covers such a wealth of global history and politics, I would highly recommend it!

Sofia M said:

Wow this looks ‘stunning’ indeed.

Jane Cowlard said:

It is about time someone made a film about this hero-I only know the Black Jacobins by him and look forward to finding out more. Thank you.

Jane Cowlard said:

About time someone made a film about this hero-I only know the Black Jacobins by him and look forward to finding out more. Thank you.

Ceri Dingle said:

Thank you for your inquiry Gerrand, there are still some tickets left for our launch screening mark two at 12 noon on April 23rd at Rich Mix Cinema screen 2 Shoreditch London Full details and tickets are available to book here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clr-james-film-screening-every-cook-can-govern-tickets-22735454356

Gerrand Pooley said:

This trailer is amazing! I’d love to see the full film, is it on anywhere?