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School of Politics and International Relations

Every Cook Can Govern: Life, impact and works of CLR James

26 October 2016

Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Venue: Arts One Building, Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor), QMUL, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

Join us for a screening of "Every Cook Can Govern: The life works and impact of C.L.R. James", followed by a panel Q and A

The full film interweaves never-before-seen footage of C.L.R. James himself with personal contributions from those who knew him and astute historical and political analysis from leading scholars of his work. The result is an epic feature-length documentary which grapples with issues from colonialism to cricket, from slavery to Shakespeare, from Marxism to the movies and from reading to revolution. The film’s unique production history – crowd-funded, crowd-featured and crowd-filmed with over 200 volunteer camera operators, presenters and researchers – does credit to James’ conviction that every cook can govern. 

The film screening will be followed by a Q and A with:

  • Ceri Dingle - Director of Worldwrite
  • Bill Schwartz - Professor in English (QMUL)
  • Robbie Shilliam - Professor in International Relations
  • Jenna Marshall - Research student (QMUL)

Click here to watch the trailer.

This event is free, but since Worldwrite is a charity, there will be a collection on the door, and an opportunity to purchase DVDs afterwards.

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Strictly no food or drink allowed in the Arts One Lecture Theatre.

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