Museum of London Docklands is partnering with The New Black Film Collective for a screening and Q&A. Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess is a documentary about Jamaica’s only female National Hero.
The film is by award-winning Jamaican-born American filmmaker, Roy T. Anderson and Dr Harecourt Fuller. The documentary explores one of the most revered heroines in the history of the ‘New World’: Nanny of the Maroons. Her victory is celebrated in the present with her image appearing on the Jamaican $500 note. She received a posthumous award of Order of National Hero.
Her resistance is inspiring. She exemplifies one of the many ways in which women have undermined slavery throughout history. Come along and learn more about this African warrior queen whose military prowess led her people to victory over the British army.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with special guest speakers.
£12 - Book tickets