Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution (2013), directed and produced by Bruce Paddington, is an epic documentary that highlights the revolutionary government of Grenada and the coup that brought about the assassination of leader Maurice Bishop. This film will have its world premiere at the trinidad+tobago film festival 2013 on September 20 (University of the West Indies-St. Augustine) at 3:15pm; September 22 (Little Carib Theatre) at 8.00pm; and September 30 (MovieTowne POS) at 8.30pm. All screenings will the followed by a question-and-answer segment with the director. For a review by Verdel Bishop (Express) see previous post A dark day in Caribbean history.
Synopsis: The invasion of Grenada by US forces in 1983 echoed around the world and put an end to a unique experiment in Caribbean politics. What were the circumstances that led to this extraordinary chain of events? This comprehensive, gripping and revealing documentary tells the story of the Grenada revolution as never before. The film features extensive, previously unseen file footage, as well as old and new interviews with many of the key players of the time.
Bruce Paddington is a lecturer in the BA Film Programme at The University of the West Indies-St Augustine, since 2006. He is co-editor (with Luis Notario) of the book Exploring Caribbean Cinema that was launched at the Havana International Book Fair in 2012. He is the founder/director of the New World Film Centre and the founder of the production company Banyan Productions. Paddington has over 500 films and television programs under his belt, including his 2006 award-winning documentary, The Mennonites of Belize. Paddington has taught film at many universities in Canada, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the UK, and the US.
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