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Picturehouse Central Presented by Black History Walks

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Black History Walks Presents: A Special BHM Screening of HERO - Inspired by the Extraordinary Life and Times of Ulric Cross

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The life and times of Trinidadian war hero, judge and diplomat, Ulric Cross, will be portrayed in a new film Hero to be screened at Picturehouse Central hosted by Black History Walks. The feature film, has already received international acclaim at its screenings in Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, Canada and the USA. It will be followed by Q&A with the director and cast member.

Director: Frances-Anne Solomon

Starring: Jimmy Akingbola (Holby City), Joseph Marcell (Fresh Prince of Belair), Fraser James (Terminator) and starring Trinidad's Nickolai Salcedo as Ulric Cross.

The Story: In 1941 Ulric Cross, a young man from Trinidad, left his island home to seek his fortune. He survived the Second World War as the RAF’s most decorated West Indian airman, but then his life followed a very different course, leading him to become a central figure in the independence movements sweeping Africa in the ’50s and ’60s.

HERO is not just about Cross’s extraordinary life and journey but about the dynamic and transformative times in which he lived. It tells the untold story of those Caribbean professionals who helped to liberate Africa from colonialism, shining a light on an important chapter in Caribbean history, and on Caribbean identity itself.

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Black History Walks offers guided walking tours of London to which include its 2000 years of African history. The walks take place in 12 different areas. We also run bus and river tours. We run black history films, talks and workshops each month all year long. See website for details.

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