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.
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.
There will be a post screening discussion with the Director Frances-Anne Solomon and cast members.
The screening will take place on Monday 21st October 2019 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Crouch End Picturehouse, 165 Tottenham Lane, London, N8 9BY .
Closest stations: Hornsey, Finsbury Park, Archway and Crouch Hill Overground Station. Buses stop nearby 41, 91, W3.
Doors open at 8.00pm. Event starts at 8.30pm.