Sembène Film Festival: Every Cook Can GovernSaturday, November 10, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
(Run time 122 minutes)
Join us for a screening of Every Cook Can Govern presented by Sembène–The Film & Art Festival.
*(This program will be held downstairs in our intimate Word Cellar room.)
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.
Sembène – The Film & Art Festival – is a group of scholars, activists and film aficionados. Our mission is to celebrate the life, showcase the work and honor the legacy of African Filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, through film and other complementary cultural events.
The Festival serves both as a vehicle and catalyst: to honor the life, work and legacy of Ousmane Sembene and to showcase film makers and other art/cultural events that speak, unflinchingly, to the important issues facing the modern African Diaspora.