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First full-length doc on Trinidadian historian CLR James

CLR James

A UK-based education charity has made the first ever full-length documentary on the renowned Trinidadian historian and socialist CLR James.

WORLDwrite's latest film, Every Cook Can Govern: Documenting the life, impact & works of CLR James, the first feature-length documentary to explore the life, writings and politics of the great Trinidad-born revolutionary CLR James, is now available on DVD for most world regions.

The film interweaves never before seen footage of CLR James with unique testimony from those he knew, alongside interviews with the world's most eminent scholars of James' life, work and politics.

Watch the trailer here

The result is a historical tour-de-force which grapples with issues from colonialism to cricket, from slavery to Shakespeare, from Marxism to the movies and from reading to revolution.

"This truly remarkable documentary gives us not only a wonderful portrait of C.L.R. James but also illuminates how he revolutionised our understanding of the historic relationship of black people to Western Civilisation." said Dr Christian Høgsbjerg, author of C.L.R. James in Imperial Britain.

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