Toussaint Louverture

  |  Book Tickets: 04/09/2016
  |  180 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Toussaint Louverture Film Poster


This two-part drama-doc is the first attempt to tell the extraordinary, epic story of Toussaint L'ouverture on screen. At only eight years old, L'ouverture was marked forever after witnessing a grave tragedy that befell his enslaved father. Over two decades later, as an adult and a free man, he used his extraordinary military genius and political acumen to overcome the French and the British armies – a victory that would lead to the end of slavery in their colonies and the independence of Haiti. After the screening there will be a Q&A with Mario Grouse, Education Officer from United Haitians UK, and Tony Warner of Black History Walks. There will be a 15 minute interval between Parts I and II. This event is an extension of the BFI African Odysseys programme in association with the Phoenix Cinema: Inspirational films by and about the people of Africa, from archive classics to new cinema. Explore the African roots of World Cinema through our monthly programme of Sunday screenings. Supported by Black History Walks