The Department of History and Archeology at the University of the West Indies-Mona (UWI-Mona) presents a screening of The Past is Not Our Future: Walter Rodney’s Student Years (2017, Jamaica, 45 mins.) a documentary film by Matthew J. Smith. The screening will take place on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at 6:00pm at the Neville Hall Lecture Theater, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica.
The documentary will also be screened on Saturday, March 10, at 1:00pm at the British Film Institute Southbank (Belvedere Road, Southbank, London, UK). There will be a discussion chaired by Patricia Daley (University of Oxford) with panelists Matthew J. Smith (University of the West Indies) and David Dabydeen (University of Warwick).
Description: Rare photos, re-enactments, personal writing and archive film are compiled in this documentary exploring the early life of Walter Rodney, a renowned Guyanese revolutionary, from his university years to his emergence as a political radical in the 1960s. It is as much a tribute to the Caribbean during the sweeping transformations of the 60s as it is to Rodney’s enduring voice.
For more information on the British Film Institute Southbank event, see this information.