Frances-Anne Solomon | Feature | 94 mins | 2018 | Canada/Ghana/Trinidad & Tobago/UK | English | PG
ABOUT THE FILM
In 1941 Ulric Cross, a young man from Trinidad, leaves his island home to seek his fortune. He survives from the War as the RAF’s most decorated West Indian. Then, his life takes another course and he becomes part of the movement of history.
Cross’ long life spanned key moments of the 20th century including independence in Africa and the Caribbean.
The film is not just about his life but about the dynamic and transformative times in which he lived. It is the hitherto untold story of those Caribbean professionals who helped to liberate Africa from colonialism.
Drawing on events of his life the film recreates the inner journey of a Caribbean hero. Ultimately, it is about us, about who we are as Caribbean people and citizens of the world.
Frances-Anne Solomon is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, producer, curator, and entrepreneur in film, TV, radio, theatre, and new media.
Born in England of Trinidadian parents, she was raised and educated in the Caribbean and Canada before moving to Great Britain where she built a successful career with the BBC as a TV Drama Producer and Executive Producer. Productions included Love is the Devil by John Maybury, and Speak Like A Child by John Akomfrah, both of which she executive produced for the BBC.
She also produced and directed films and television programs through her production company Leda Serene Films.