HERO: INSPIRED BY THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE & TIMES OF MR. ULRIC CROSS
FILMFORUM IM MUSEUM LUDWIG
In 1941, young Ulric Cross left his home on the island of Trinidad to seek his fortune in the British Royal Air Force. He became the most decorated pilot in the Antilles. But at the end of the Second World War, his life took a decisive turn. As a trained lawyer, he spent the 1950s and 60s acting as an advisor to various African independence movements, in which he would ultimately play a crucial role.
In her film, director Frances-Anne Salomon intersperses film footage taken by Ulric Cross’s daughter, historical archive footage from the USA, Trinidad, Europe and Africa, and scenes portrayed by actors. The filmmaker uses the docu-drama format to depict Ulric Cross’s life, while also paying tribute to the people from the Antillean diaspora who dedicated their lives to liberating Africa from colonialism.
In cooperation with Sonnenblumen Community Development Group e.V.
HERO: INSPIRED BY THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE & TIMES OF MR. ULRIC CROSS Direction: Frances-Anne Solomon, DCP, OF m. dt. UT, 110 min