Film screening Every Cook Can Govern: The Life, Impact, and Works of CLR James
Tickets £7 available from skiddle.com (covers film and debate on legacy of Russian Revolution)
CLR James, the Trinidad-born revolutionary wrote about Toussaint L’Ouverture leading the 18th century revolution in Haiti in his acclaimed work, Black Jacobins. This film focuses on his life, writing and ideas and interweaves never before seen footage of James with testimony from those who knew him.
Film introduced by Rosemund Cuckston
This screening is part of ‘Revolution! Thinking About the Centenary of the Russian Revolution’ which has been organised by Birmingham Salon to mark the centenary of the 1917 revolution which brought the Bolsheviks to power in Russia and to look at the enduring legacy of this and other past revolutions.