Looking for Claudia Jones
Wednesday 18 March. 2pm
David Lean Cinema, Clocktower,
Katharine St, Croydon, CR9 1ET
Enemy of the state, visionary, freedom fighter – just who was Claudia Jones? This compelling documentary reveals one of history’s most dynamic civil rights activists. With a directorial debut by writer Nia Reynolds and narration by actor Josette Simon (Cry Freedom), Looking for Claudia Jones is the fascinating life story of a true rebel with a cause. Hounded, tried and imprisoned for her political beliefs, Claudia was deported from the United States as an “illegal alien” in 1955, during the Cold War. However, America’s loss proved to be Britain’s gain, as she quickly established her immense credentials as an editor, political, social and cultural activist whose legacy continues to resonate in British society.
Fllm length 50 minutes followed by discussion led by Nia Reynolds (Black Stock Films) and Sean Creighton (Croydon Radical History Network)
Film showing organised by Agenda Services (Heritage & Cultural Projects) and Croydon Radical History Network
Tickets: £7.50; £6 concessions.
To pre-book go to Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com
and search for ‘Looking for Claudia Jones’.
You can also pre-book with the help of Croydon Visitor Centre at East Croydon Station.
Or just turn up on the day.
To discuss group booking rates contact Sean Creighton
firstname.lastname@example.org; 020 8764 4301