The life and times of Trinidadian war hero, judge and diplomat, Ulric Cross, returns to the UK screens this Black History Month Tour across the UK starting off at the Peckham Plex in London. Tickets: https://www.peckhamplex.london/film/hero
Hero the feature film, written, directed and produced by former UK resident, Frances-Anne Solomon, has already received International acclaim at its screenings in Trinidad & Tobago, Toronto, Canada and Ottawa, Canada’s Capital.
The story told is of Cross, a trailblazer who made his mark on history as a Navigator of fighter planes in World War II. He became one of the RAF’s most decorated West Indian Airmen. He then went on to play a central role in the independence struggles of both Africa and the Caribbean.
“Ultimately, the story is about us, about who we are as Caribbean people and as citizens of the world,” says filmmaker Solomon. “In that spirit, we’re thrilled to be bringing HERO to the UK where much of the filming took place. It is particularly poignant that this year is the seventy-fifth anniversary of the first major generation of Caribbean arrivals in Britain — on the Empire Windrush.”
Filmed across the UK, Trinidad, Ghana, and Canada, HERO features a host of celebrated British actors including Joseph Marcell of Fresh Prince of Bel Air fame, playing the role of writer CLR James; Fraser James, of Terminator Salvation, playing the role of George Padmore and British-Nigerian actor Jimmy Akingbola, of BBC’s Holby City, playing Ghana’s first president Kwame Nkrumah.
For full screenings list go to: https://heroulriccross.com/