BHS: Hero + Q&A

"Inspired by the extraordinary life and times of Mr Ulric Cross," and including a live Q&A with director Frances-Anne Solomon

Showing Times

Thu 07 Nov 18:30

In 1941 Ulric Cross left his Trinidadian home to seek his fortune. He survived the war and became the RAF’s most decorated West Indian, then his life took a dramatically different course when he followed the call of history and joined the independence movements sweeping the world in the 50’s and 60’s.

Cross’s long life spanned key moments of the 20th century, including independence in Africa and the Caribbean. This film - Cross's story - is also about the dynamic, transformative times in which he lived.  Drawing on events of his life, the film recreates the inner journey of a Caribbean hero. Ultimately it is about us, who we are as Caribbean people and citizens of the world. Shot in Trinidad, Ghana, the UK and Canada, it is also the hitherto untold story of those Caribbean professionals who helped to liberate Africa from colonialism.

Film Information

111 mins

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