When Maurice Bishop and the New Jewel Movement staged a coup and took control of the caribbean island of Grenada in 1979, people of African-heritage across the world caught a glimpse of an alternative social and political reality - one that flew in the face of the capitalist, imperialist, neoliberal one they had become accustomed to.
Bringing together personal, national and community narratives of this event Damani Baker's 'The House on Coco Road' deftly connects the dots between the Black Power movement of 1960s/1970s America, the maturation of socialism in Cuba, revolution in the Black Caribbean and the race struggles African people continue to be engaged in today.
This UK premiere screening will be followed by a Director Q&A and panel discussion bringing together older an emerging perspectives on revolution, neocolonialism and the psychological work necessary to overcome. Participants are also invited to a follow-up workshop to be held one-week later (venue tba)
Tickets for the screening are available on the Rio Cinema's website here.
Places for the follow up workshop can be reserved here