The 28th Pan African Film Festival will open with “HERO: Inspired by the Extraordinary Revolutionary Life and Times of Diplomat and Judge Ulric Cross.”
HERO: Inspired by the Extraordinary Life and Times of Mr. Ulric Cross
NAME OF FILM: HERO: INSPIRED BY THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND TIMES OF MR. ULRIC CROSS
DIRECTOR(S): Frances-Anne Solomon
STARRING: Kofi Adjorlolo, Jimmy Akingbola, Giles Alderson
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: In 1941, a young man from Trinidad named Ulric Cross leaves his island home to seek his fortune. He emerges from World War II as the RAF’s most decorated West Indian. Cross’s long life spanned key moments of the 20th century, including independence in Africa and the Caribbean. Shot in Ghana, the United Kingdom, and Trinidad and Tobago, the film is not just about his life but also the transformative times in which he lived, and tells the untold story of those Caribbean professionals who helped to liberate Africa from colonialism.
Under the theme “Beyond Borders: Storytelling Across Time,” this year the citywide 26th New York African Film Festival lineup includes 68 films from 31 countries across the diaspora.