In today’s post, Christopher Shell, PhD Student in History at Michigan State University, interviews filmmaker Roy T. Anderson about his forthcoming film, Marcus Garvey: The Untold Story.
Christopher Shell: With a great deal of scholarship having been and currently being produced on Garvey and Garveyism, what inspired you to create a film on Marcus Garvey?
Roy Anderson: A few years ago, Garvey’s son, Dr. Julius Garvey, saw my first film and it impressed him so much that he reached out to me and asked me if I would be interested in collaborating with him on a project about his father.
Shell: What aspects of Marcus Garvey’s ideology or political beliefs do you hope will leave a lasting impact on the minds of individuals that watch your film?
Shell: In our current political climate, why do you think it is necessary for African descended people to see a story of Garvey on film?