Sunday 12th May 2013

Ivor Montagu, GB 1946, 17 mins, 35mm

This film from the BFI archive was made as an exposure of the fallacy of race myths. Nazi and Japanese theories about pure blood and master races are contrasted with scientific facts of mixed origins to prove that no nation or race can be considered inferior or superior.  Scientific advisers:  Prof. J.B.S. Haldane and Dr Julian Huxley.

Steven Riley, UK 2010 (12A), 83 min

This film charts the rise of the iconic West Indies cricket team to dominate the world in Test Match cricket. Set against the background of colonisation and slavery, apartheid in South Africa, civil unrest in the Caribean and race riots in England, the cricketers become a mouthpiece for a generation opposing the worldwide prejudices of Babylon. 

Interviews and dynamic filming bring their skills to life, illustrating the spread of consciousness and inspiring creative cultures across the Caribbean.

Official selection: London Film Festival, Glasgow Film Festival.

Discussion led by Luke Daniels, President, Caribbean Labour Solidarity, Tony Dykes. Director; Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) and Dan Carrier, film critic of the Camden New  Journal.