Catch a Fire tells the story of Deacon Paul Bogle, often described as a 19th century Malcom X. 30 years after the end of slavery in Jamaica, the Morant Bay Rebellion of 1865 provoked outrage in Victorian Britain shaping race and land attitudes. The story is constructed using extensive interviews with Paul Bogle's grand son as well as archive material.
Jamaica/UK, 1995, 30 min., docu-drama
Director: Menelik Shabaz
To be ordered from ArtMattan Productions (www.africanfilm.com)
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