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Trinidad & Tobago film wins best diaspora feature at African Film Awards

A Trinidad & Tobago film titled Hero, inspired by the Life and Times of Ulric Cross has won an award for Best Diaspora Narrative Feature, at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), held earlier this month, in Lagos, Nigeria 

Philip Louis Ulric Cross DSO DFC (1 May 1917 – 4 October 2013) was a Trinidadian jurist, diplomat and Royal Air Force (RAF) navigator. He is recognised as possibly the most decorated West Indian of World War II.[1][2] (Source: Wikipedia

 

The biopic was directed by award-winning filmmaker Frances Anne-Solomon who was born to Trinidadian parents in England and is based in Canada. Hero stars Nickolai Salcedo (Moko Jumbie, Moving Parts) as the titular Cross (May 1, 1917 – October 4, 2013), the late Royal Air Force hero, jurist and diplomat.

The film, which blends archival footage with dramatic re-enactment, follows Cross from his childhood to his time in World War II to his work as a diplomat on the African continent and contribution to Pan-Africanism as he served as an advisor to President Kwame Nkrumah in Ghana and President Julius Nyerere in Tanzania.

The film, which is currently touring in the UK, was shot both in Trinidad and in Africa, and included actors both from the continent and of African heritage.

Read more: Newsday (Source)


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