Film-maker now looking at Marcus Garvey flick

Anderson (second left), shares a moment with the Tate brothers, from left Lahmard, Larenz, and Larron. The brothers were part of a panel discussion at the Festival that looked at diversity in Hollywood at the just-concluded Newark International Film Festival.

Anderson (second left), shares a moment with the Tate brothers, from left Lahmard, Larenz, and Larron. The brothers were part of a panel discussion at the Festival that looked at diversity in Hollywood at the just-concluded Newark International Film Festival.

A docu-film on the life of Jamaica first National Hero Marcus Garvey is currently in development, spearheaded by Jamaican-born film-maker Roy Anderson and Garvey’s younger son, Dr Julius Garvey.

Anderson, who has produced and directed two films — Akwantu and Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess, says he was drawn to do a film on Garvey simply because he was a Maroon, as well as he fits into a recurring theme in his productions, resistance.

“Telling stories with themes of resistance is my passion and Marcus Garvey represents that quintessentially. I am working with his son, Julius, on this project as I want to humanise Marcus Garvey and, therefore, see him as not just a historical figure. I will attempt to portray Marcus Garvey through his son’s eyes. Telling the stories of under-represented people is something I am committed to, whether they are in Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, the United States, Jamaica, wherever,” Anderson told the Jamaica Observer. Continue reading

Source: Jamaica Observer

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