On Saturday morning’s edition of Saturday’s Role With Reno, host Renos Spanoudes spoke to Frances-Anne Solomon about her new film Hero which will be screened at the Durban International Film Festival on now.
Frances-Anne Solomon chats to us about HERO, her new film inspired by the extraordinary life and times of Mr. Ulric Cross
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.
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.
Shot in Trinidad, Ghana, the UK and Canada, HERO is the story of Ulric Cross, who in 1941, left his small island home to seek his fortune, and became the RAF’s most decorated West Indian. His life took a dramatically different course when he followed the call of history and joined the independence movements sweeping the world in the 50’s and 60’s.
Listen to the interview with Frances-Anne Solomon here:
Tune in to Saturday’s Role With Reno: O Rolos Tou Savattou Me Ton Reno, Saturday mornings on The New Pan Hellenic Voice – Greek Community Radio 1422MW from 8 am to 11 am
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