CaribbeanTales is Proud to Present: The Official Launch of the “HERO” World Tour
With Peter Williams (Stargate SG1), Joseph Marcell (Fresh Prince of Belair), Fraser James (Terminator), Ghanaian superstars John Dumelo and Adjetey Anang, and starring Trinidad and Tobago's Nickolai Salcedo as Ulric Cross.
Shot in Trinidad, Ghana, the UK and Canada, HERO is the extraordinary story of Ulric Cross and his lasting impact on World history. He left his small island home to seek his fortune and became the RAF’s most decorated West Indian. His life took a different course when he followed the call of history and joined the Pan-African movement sweeping the world in the ’50s and ’60s.
The film spans the dynamic and transformative times in which he lived. HERO is the untold story of those Caribbean men and women who helped to liberate Africa from Colonialism. Ulric Cross lived in England from his RAF training from 1941 until 1957. He served as a navigator with the air force’s elite Pathfinders, who located and marked bombing targets with flares. After the war, he worked as a producer at the BBC’s Caribbean Service. He was then recruited by fellow Trinidadian George Padmore, one of the architects of Pan-Africanism, to travel to Ghana to help Kwame Nkrumah in his work to unite Africa’s emerging nations. During Cross’s 15 years in Africa, he served on Ghana’s Crown Council, was Attorney General in Cameroon, a High Court Judge in Tanzania and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Dar Es Salaam. Cross returned to Trinidad where he served as a High Court judge on the Court of Appeal, later becoming Chair of the country’s Law Reform Commission. He was posted to London as Trinidad and Tobago’s High Commissioner to the UK from 1990 to 1993.
OFFICIAL TOUR KICKS OFF IN TORONTO CANADA before hitting the Caribbean, North America, Africa and Europe.
DATE: Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | TIME: 7 pm
PLACE: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King Street West, Toronto ON M5V 3X5
7:00 pm Film Presentation: HERO - Inspired By The Extraordinary Life & Times Of Mr. Ulric Cross
9:15 pm: Talk Back with Actors
10:00 pm: AFTER PARTY