LOOK FOR ME IN THE WHIRLWIND
RELEASED JANUARY 18th 2001 I 80 MIN
“In death I shall be a terror to the foes of Negro liberty. Look for me in the whirlwind or the song of the storm; look for me all around you."
– Marcus Garvey
Marcus Garvey: Look for me in the Whirlwind uses a wealth of archival film, photographs and documents to uncover the story of this Jamaican immigrant, who between 1916 and 1921 built the largest black mass movement in world history. It explores Garvey’s dramatic successes and failures before his fall into obscurity. Among the film’s most powerful sequences are interviews with people who were part of the Garvey movement decades ago. These interviews communicate the appeal of Garvey’s revolutionary ideas to a generation of African Americans, and reveal how he invested hundreds and thousands of black men and women with a newfound sense of pride.
For more information about the film, go here www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/garvey
2002 Best Documentary, Black International Cinema
2001 Sundance Film Festival documentary competition
2000 Black Filmmaker Hall of Fame,
1st Place Overall Winner
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER Gwendolyn Dixon
EDITOR Lewis Erskine
ARCHIVAL RESEARCHER Sheila Maniar