We wanted to ensure you know about WORLDwrite’s latest film, the first feature-length documentary to explore the life, writings and politics of the great Trinidad-born revolutionary C.L.R. James, which is now available on DVD for most world regions.
The film interweaves never before seen footage of C.L.R. James with unique testimony from those he knew, alongside interviews with the world’s most eminent scholars of James’ life, work and politics. The result is a historical tour-de-force which grapples with issues from colonialism to cricket, from slavery to Shakespeare, from Marxism to the movies and from reading to revolution. The trailer is available to view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe2AD_HCGWM
We have had fabulous feedback from attendees at three packed launch screenings and from key figures and contributors, these include the following:
‘I would encourage everyone to see ‘Every Cook Can Govern’. And let C.L.R. James be your guide: you will have a world to discover, and there is no better source that I know of in doing so than this labour of love from the makers of what is truly a heroic, magnificent work of art!’ Professor Robert A. Hill, Literary Executor of C.L.R. James
‘Every Cook Can Govern is a stunning contribution to the documentary genre; not just majestic in the breadth and depth of its portrayal of CLR’s political life and works, but also a refreshing testament to the power of the collective in the production and presentation of the film.’ Eve Kay, Executive Producer, 7Wonder
‘This truly remarkable documentary- gives us not only a wonderful portrait of C.L.R. James but also illuminates how he revolutionised our understanding of the historic relationship of black people to Western Civilisation.’ Dr Christian Høgsbjerg, Author C.L.R. James in Imperial Britain
The DVD (121 minutes running time) is now available for £20 including P&P via PayPal/debit or credit card here: http://www.clrjames.uk/shop/. For those living outside the UK, you can purchase the PAL DVD (Region 2) for 33 Euros or NTSC format (USA & Region 1) for $30 (plus P&P) online here: http://www.clrjames.uk/shop/shop2/