1hr 50mins

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with writer/director/producer Frances-Anne Solomon, lead actor Nickolai Salcedo, Joe Williams, founder and director of ‘Heritage Corner’ and ‘Leeds Black History Walk’ and Dr Fionnghuala Sweeney, Senior Lecturer in American Literature, chaired by Dr Dunja Fehimovic, Newcastle University. The screening is presented in partnership with Harambee Pasadia and Ladies of Midnight Blue.

infrequent strong language, moderate violence, images of real dead bodies

Frances-Anne Solomon

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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