Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact & Work of C.L.R James presented by SCFF & Jouvayfest CollectiveSunday, March 14, 2021 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (150 min total run-time including discussion and Q&A)
*Please note the 6:00 PM EST start time*
In honor of Carnival traditions around the world, JouvayFest Collective and Sabira Cole Film Festival present Mout’ Open, Story Jump Out!, a film series exploring and celebrating Caribbean culture.
This 3rd and final installment of the series features a screening of: Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact & Work of C.L.R James. This film is closely tied to Carnival traditions in Trinidad and Tobago, and attempt to capture the complex history and dynamic energy of the art form.
The program will conclude with a live panel discussion featuring some of the people closely involved with the film, moderated by Ogechi Chieke of SCFF & Sandra A. M Bell of JouvayFest Collective.
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.
Sabira Cole Film Festival & JouvayFest Collective