2pm – CATCH A FIRE
Catch a Fire tells the story of Deacon Paul Bogle, often described as a 19th century Malcom X. 30 years after the end of slavery in Jamaica, the Morant Bay Rebellion of 1865 provoked outrage in Victorian Britain shaping race and land attitudes. The story is constructed using extensive interviews with Paul Bogle’s grand son as well as archive material.
Directed by Menelik Shabazz, docu-drama, 30 minutes, Jamaica and UK, 1995, English
2:30pm – BARROW: FREEDOM FIGHTER
WINNER, ADIFF 2017 AUDIENCE AWARD
FOR THE BEST FILM DIRECTED BY A WOMAN OF COLOR!
Narrated by former United States Attorney General Eric Holder whose father is from Barbados, the Errol Barrow docudrama, BARROW: FREEDOM FIGHTER tells the story of The Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow who successfully led Barbados to independence on November 30th, 1966 after more than 300 years as a British colony.
BARROW: FREEDOM FIGHTER, is a passionate story about the courage of one man who relentlessly preached a gospel of economic self-reliance and self-respect to the people of his native country Barbados and beyond. He defied the status quo, confronted racism and classicism, fought colonial oppression and selflessly led his people to political and economic freedom.
Directed by Marcia Weekes, dock-drama, 84 minutes, Barbados, 2017, English