Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess documents the struggle for freedom by the Jamaican Maroons, led by the indomitable military genius, ‘Grandy’ Nanny. A spiritual leader, skilled in the use of herbs and ‘guerilla warfare’ tactics, from her mountain stronghold at the source of the Stony River in the Blue Mountains, she directed the warfare that effectively neutralized the vaunted British firepower.
Shot in Jamaica, Ghana, Canada, and the United States over the course of two years, the film features interviews and conversations with world-renowned scholars and present-day Maroons. We also engage a select group of women, to explore Queen Nanny’s impact on their lives, and how she has influenced them in their own pioneering work.
Writer, director and producer Roy T. Anderson, is a veteran movie and television stuntman/stunt coordinator and second unit director. While continuing stunt work, Anderson aims to bring more underrepresented stories to the cinematic landscape through his New Jersey-based company Action 4 Reel Filmworks. He is currently in active development as director and producer on a docu-drama on the life of famed Pan-Africanist Marcus Garvey, as told by his youngest son, Dr. Julius Garvey!
Join us for this screening and stay after for a discussion – the event is free, no RSVP required!