Every Cook Can Govern: Documenting the life, impact & works of C.L.R. James is the first feature length documentary to explore the life, writings and politics of the great Trinidadian revolutionary C.L.R. James. The film interweaves exclusive, never before seen footage of C.L.R. James with unique testimony from family members and those he knew, including Darcus Howe and his wife Selma James, alongside interviews with the world’s most eminent scholars of James’ life, work and politics. The result is a historical tour-de-force which grapples with issues from colonialism to cricket, from Marxism to the movies, from reading to revolution.
Pan African Film Festival; New York African Film Festival; Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival; San Mauro International Film Festival; Diaspora Festival of Black & Independent Film