Hero: Inspired by the Extraordinary Life & Times of Ulric Cross + Q&A 12A


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This film was last shown on 8 October 2019

“Ultimately, the story is about us. About who we are as Caribbean people and as citizens of the world”

- Frances-Anne Solomon.

Directed by Frances-Anne Solomon and shot in Trinidad, Ghana, the UK and Canada, HERO is the story of Ulric Cross, who left his small island home in 1941 to seek his fortune, and became the RAF’s most decorated West Indian airman. His life then took a different course when he followed the call of history and joined the Pan-African independence movement sweeping the world in the 50s and 60s. A stimulating and provocative docu-drama, beautifully combining archive footage with dramatic reconstructions.

We are delighted to welcome director Frances-Anne Solomon and lead actor Nickolai Salcedo for a special Q&A after this screening. This screening has been organised in partnership with the Narrowing the Gaps team and the Academic Network for Women of Colour (ANetWoC) at Sheffield Hallam University.

There will be a pre-film drinks reception in the Showroom Café from 5pm, hosted and generously supported by ANetWoC, the Narrowing the Gaps Team at Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union.


1 hour 51 minutes


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