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EVERY COOK CAN GOVERN \ 122 mins \ UK and Trinidad & Tobago

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

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Ceri Dingle

Ceri Dingle BA Hons Fine Art, MSOC SCI Cultural Studies, F.R.S.A is Director of WORLDwrite, an education charity with an uncompromising commitment to global equality whose campaigning slogan is ‘Ferraris for all’. WORLDwrite campaigns for change using film and through an online news channel WORLDbytes.

Ceri established a free film training facility for young people and has assisted young volunteers in producing over 1000 challenging programmes in the past 10 years. She directed a series of 5 documentaries entitled Pricking the Missionary Position shot in Ghana, West Africa, and directed the film Sylvia Pankhurst: Everything is Possible on the lesser known suffragette heroine. Her latest film Every Cook Can Govern on the life and works of C.L.R James, completed in April 2016 has already received great acclaim.

Before venturing into film Ceri toured young people across the globe, from the heart of the Amazon rain forest, to life with the families of Hiroshima bomb victims in Japan to Uganda and Ghana.

All from this director.