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African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey

Gripping portrait of Marcus Mosiah Garvey, important civil rights leader and one of the world's leading pan-Africanists.

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Deze voorstelling maakt deel uit van Rialto Filmclub met als gastspreker deze maand Ernst-Jan Pfauth.

Africadelic 2023 x Rialto De Pijp

The evening will be opened by Audilla Vaughn (aka Femmetastic), who will wlcome the audience. Mitchell Esajas of The Black Archives will introduce the film.

African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey

Born on August 17, 1887 on the north coast of Jamaica, in his short life Marcus Mosiah Garvey would become one of the world's foremost Pan-Africanists, and in the eyes of some the greatest civil rights leader of the twentieth century. In 1914 Garvey founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Jamaica, which from 1917 also became active in the United States. He brought his message of Black Pride to the US during the height of the Harlem Renaissance (1918-1940) and became a pioneer in the fight for civil rights for black Americans. After his untimely death, Garvey’s teachings and philosophy have impacted many social and political movements around the world, including the Rastafarian, Black Power, and current Black Lives Matter movements.

His improbable life story, taken to the big screen by award-winning Jamaican-American filmmaker Roy T. Anderson, is narrated by multiple Emmy Award-winner Keith David and features interviews with, among many others, African-American actors Louis Gossett Jr and Danny Glover, Jamaican(-British) reggae artists Sean Paul and David Hinds (Steel Pulse), and Julius Garvey, youngest son of Marcus Garvey.