Caribbean American Heritage Month: DC Caribbean Film Fest

THUNDER IN GUYANA – Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Presenting the remarkable tale of Janet Rosenberg Jagan, a young Jewish woman from Chicago, who married Guyanese activist Cheddi Jagan and set off for the British colony to start a socialist revolution. The couple fought tirelessly to liberate the country from colonial rule and exploitation, despite battering by the international press, imprisonment and the intervention of world figures including Winston Churchill and John F. Kennedy. Janet Jagan ultimately served as Guyana’s first female Prime Minister and, in 1997, became its first female (and foreign-born) president. Filmmaker and historian Suzanne Wasserman creates a rich portrait illuminating the life of an extraordinary woman and the complex history of the little-understood country of Guyana.

DIR/SCR Suzanne Wasserman. U.S., 2003, color, 50 min, digital presentation. In English. NOT RATED

Directors: Suzanne Wasserman

Run Time: 50 Minutes

Genre: Documentary – history