Third World Newsreel Releases FORWARD EVER: THE KILLING OF A REVOLUTION

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Third World Newsreel Acquires
FORWARD EVER: THE KILLING OF A REVOLUTION
Grenada Revolution Documentary Now Available for Educational Purchase and Rental
“Watching the inspirational and heartbreaking FORWARD EVER, I felt as though I had been waiting for years to see this film. Don’t we all want a fully-realized explanation of what actually happened when Reagan invaded Grenada?”
Joanne Butcher, CineSource: The Film/Video Magazine of Northern California
(New York) 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?
FORWARD EVER, directed by Bruce Paddington, explores the achievements and shortcomings of the People’s Revolutionary Government of Grenada as it attempted to forge a new revolutionary society. The film focuses on the year 1983 and theexecution of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and his close colleagues, whose bodies were never recovered. With its multiple perspectives and different narratives, the film explores this key event in the recent history of the Caribbean and raises questions that must be answered.
This comprehensive, gripping and revealing documentary tells the story of the Grenada Revolution as never before. The film features extensive unseen footage, as well as old and new interviews with many of the key players of the time including those who admitted to the killing of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop.
Film director Bruce Paddington is the founder and festival director of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, President of the Caribbean Association of Film Festivals, co-founder and director of the New World Film Centre and the founder/director of the pioneering production company Banyan Productions. He lectures in film at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and was the co-founder of the BA Film Program. He has published many journal articles on Caribbean and Latin American cinema and has co-edited, with Luis Notario, the book Exploring Caribbean Cinema (2012).
FORWARD EVER is available from Third World Newsreel for educational purchase and rental on DVD & Digital File combo.
Reviews
“Incredibly, this film, released just before the 30th anniversary of the Bishop massacre and US invasion is the first in-depth film exploration of those events in Grenada…”
Lisa Allen-Agostini, Guardian

“FORWARD EVER allows images to tell stories, accompanying still photos with explanatory narratives while allowing those who were there to tell their unvarnished stories.”
Earl Bousquet
“…A huge debt is owed to the filmmaker Bruce Paddington for the very important document he assembled for the Caribbean archives.”
Les Slater, Caribbean Life News
“Paddington’s documentary is a gripping and revealing account of the Grenada Revolution as never seen before.”
John Green, Morning Star

Screenings
Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival
Palms Club, San Fernando
Coyaba Hotel, Grenada
Fort George, Grenada
The Reno Cinema, St. Georges, Grenada
Festival International del Nuevo Cine Latino-Americano, Havana
British Library, London
Guadeloupe International Film Festival
Caribbean Cinematic Festival, Syracuse
Caribbean Cinemas, St. Kitts
Curacao International Film Festival Rotterdam
ReelWorld Film Festival, Toronto
ReelWorld Film Festival, Markham, Canada
St. Barth International Film Festival
University of the Arts, London
The National Film Theatre, London
Palace Cinema, Jamaica
DC Caribbean Filmfest, Washington
Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, New York.
Maysles Cinema, Harlem, New York
DCTVNY, Manhattan, New York
Baobab Centre, Rochester
Caribbean Cinemas, St Lucia
Errol Barrow Centre for the Creative Imagination, Barbados
The National Commission for UNESCO, Trinidad and Tobago
The National Mediateca, Caracas
Latin American and Caribbean Film Festival of Margarita, Venezuela
Caribbean Tales International Film Festival, Toronto
CMAC Martinique
San Juan International Film Festival

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