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Walter Rodney: What They Don't Want You To Know

‘Walter Rodney: What they don’t Want you to Know’ is an original 72-minute documentary featuring a murder, Cold War conspiracies, Black Power, the end of the Empire, and how that connects to the policing, surveillance practices, and social movements of today.

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Walter Rodney: What They Don't Want You To Know
Walter Rodney: What They Don't Want You To Know

Time & Location

Sep 20, 2023, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Sankofa Video & Books, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

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About The Event

‘Walter Rodney: What they don’t Want you to Know’ is an original 72-minute documentary featuring a murder, Cold War  conspiracies, Black Power, the end of the Empire, and how that connects  to the policing, surveillance practices, and social movements of today. This is the first film where Walter’s widow reveals the personal impact on the family of Walter’s assassination.  It feeds a growing global appetite for history from a different  perspective, as we grapple with the legacy of empire and colonialism and  its impact on the modern world. Contributors include Angela Davis, Gina Miller, former President of Guyana Donald Ramotar, Edward and Donald Rodney, and Walter’s wife Patricia Rodney, as well as prominent historians. The film premiered at the British Film  Institute's largest screen to a sell-out audience of 450, the BFI is  Britain’s most prestigious film organisation.

About the Directors:

Directed by father and son team, Daniyal Harris-Vajda and Arlen Harris.  Arlen is an award-winning programme maker with over 30 years of  experience in print, TV, and radio, working mainly for British  television for World in Action, Panorama, and Dispatches. His reporting  on racial segregation in the army for the Observer helped end the colour  bar in the elite regiments guarding the Queen. He has made a film on  Guiness, the beer and the family. He has filmed with pirates in the  South China seas, in Beirut, and in Sri Lanka during the civil war and  made films about the Iraq War. In the last two years Daniyal worked as  an Assistant Producer, Cameraman and Editor at Noah Media Group.  Documentaries he part filmed and helped produce have been shown on ITV,  Netflix, France’s Canal Plus, Amazon Prime and had a cinematic release, ‘Arsene Wenger: Invincible’. The three-part series ‘South of the River’ about why South London is producing so much football talent in the face  of twelve years of austerity was highly commended at the Broadcast  Sports Awards in 2022 and won a bronze at the Sports Journalism Awards.

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