The TT produced film Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution by Bruce Paddington, has been selected for screening at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF), in Los Angeles, as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations.
Considered the largest and most prestigious black film festival in America, the Pan African Film Festival was selected by USA Today as 3rd in their 2015 list of 10 Best Film Festivals in the U.S.
Forward Ever will screen as part of a special section PAFF@25 Spotlight, on Sunday 12 February, 8.50pm, at the Cinemark’s Baldwin Hills 15 Cinema, Los Angeles.
The feature length documentary, produced and directed by Paddington, former UWI lecturer and founder and festival director of the trinidad+tobago film festival, was co-produced by Princess Donelan (producer Grenada), co-directed and edited by Luke Paddington, with cinematography by Oliver Milne. It premiered at the trinidad+tobago film festival in 2013 where it was screened to sold out audiences.
About Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution
In 1983, Grenadian Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and a number of his colleagues were assassinated. Their bodies were never found. The resulting invasion of Grenada by US forces in 1983 echoed around the world and ended a unique experiment in Caribbean politics. A comprehensive and gripping story of the overthrow of the Grenada revolution is told as never before through the extensive use of previously unseen file footage, as well as old and new interviews with many of the key players.
The film has screened to sold out audiences in London, New York and across the Caribbean. It was made possible through support from the University of the West Indies, St Augustine; FLOW; the Fundashon Bon Intenshon, Curacao and the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company (FilmTT).
About the Pan African Film Festival
PAFF seeks to present and showcase a broad spectrum of Black creative works, particularly those that reinforce positive images and help destroy negative stereotypes. The Festival believes that film and art can lead to better understanding and foster communication between peoples of diverse cultures, races, and lifestyles, while at the same time serve as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.