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NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Film Screening
Room: 
LLC 116
Timeslot: 
Session 2: Saturday June 29th, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
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W.A.R Stories: Walter Anthony Rodney is a 2010 documentary film by Clairmont Chung which is a political and personal biography of the Guyanese revolutionary Walter Rodney who was assassinated in 1980. Cornell University's Africana studies dept gives this apt summary of the film: "It’s a story of a man who dedicated his life, and ultimately, gave his life in the struggle for equal rights and justice. He did so through his considerable intellectual gifts and actual grassroots involvement everywhere he went. The people who knew him weave a tale of how they related to him and him them. In the process we see the growth of their friend, brother, father, husband, his ideology and how that changed over the years from his coming of age in racially divided Guyana through the cold war, the Black Power Movement, Pan-Africanism, Caribbean independence, and the idea of self emancipation. " After the screening (1hr 27 mins), a brief discussion will be held on the implications of the film for contemporary Guyana and the wider Caribbean with the director Clairmont Chung, Robert Cuffy of the Socialist Workers Alliance of Guyana and Twinkle Paul of Guyana Trans United.

Participants

Twinkle is a transgender Guyanese human rights activist with 7+ years of fearless advocacy experience being on the frontlines fighting for trans rights and social justice in Guyana. As an activist in Guyana, Twinkle worked with the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) and...

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Clairmont Chung was born in Guyana attended high school there and then emigrated.
This film took him across the globe with trips to Afrika being the highlights. He blogs at www.rootsculturemedia.com.on African and Caribbean Diaspora issues...

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Robert Cuffy is a supporter of the Socialist Workers Alliance of Guyana, the Socialist Labor Group and the maintainer of the C.L.R. James and Raya Dunayevskaya pages at the Marxist Internet Archive who has an interest in the state capitalist political economy arguments of the Johnson-Forest...

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