Documentary directed by Errol Williams (USA, 2002, 74 min.). When Voices Rise… tells the important but little known story of dismantling segregation in the polite society that was 1950s Bermuda. Working in secret, the Progressive Group organized the 1959 Theatre Boycott to end segregation in movie theatres in the capital. Context is provided by those who protested against segregation and the limited franchise earlier in Bermuda by authoring a “Secret Document” that analyzed the social problems of the island. The film also features a rare interview conducted in London, England, with Kingsley Tweed—a powerful public figure during the boycott who changed the island forever.
Free performance ticket required. Limited availability; first come, first served. Film tickets available at Remis Auditorium Box Office starting 30 minutes before showtimes.