Roy T. Anderson – New Film “African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey”
Roy T. Anderson returns to Paradigms to talk about his most recent documentary film project African Redemption: The Life and Legacy of Marcus Garvey. Roy was on the show in 2015 talking about his film Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess.
Roy T. Anderson is an award winning stuntman, appearing in over 200 films. He also makes documentaries about significant figures in the history of Africans and those with African ancestry, bringing out stories most people are not familiar with. The technique of Roy’s documentaries is very accessible, utilizing archival material where possible, and actors portraying iconic moments. His films are riveting.
Marcus Garvey was a controversial figure in the early 20th Century, whose intentions to level the playing field for Africans and all black people, were viewed as threatening to the status quo, and were thus vilified. In this film we get to hear from Marcus Garvey in his own words, and the words of people who knew him, as we learn about his story, his experiences, his life.
Music by: Miriam Makeba, Bob Dylan, Bill Lee, Steel Pulse, Buju Banton, and Bob Marley. Audio excerpts courtesy Roy T. Anderson.
Podcast: Download (Duration: 59:01 — 135.5MB)
I remember the earlier episode about the Queen Nanny film and I really
enjoyed this and learned such a lot. There are so many golden phrases
in this interview.. The music choices were also inspirational. I have
no recall of that song from South Pacific even tho i have seen the
film, play etc many times through the years. I’ve never really ‘heard’
that song ’til today’s conversation – very powerful.
I wish Roy well with his future projects and that they may propel his
creative integrity into the mainstream. Another great show. Thank you,