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Opening Today FYI: ‘The Black Moses’ – Doc on L.O. Pindling, 1st Black Prime Minister of the Bahamas

Opening Today FYI: 'The Black Moses' - Doc on L.O. Pindling, 1st Black Prime Minister of the Bahamas


With contributions from actor Dennis Haysbert, the new feature documentary from filmmaker Travolta Cooper, titled “The Black Moses” opens in New York City and Nassau, Bahamas today.

A film previously profiled on this site, “The Black Moses” tells the story of the life and times of L.O. Pindling (Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling), the first black Prime Minister of the Bahamas.

Pindling is regarded as the “Father” of the Bahamas, having led it to independence in 1973. He served as Prime Minister of the Bahamas from 1969 to 1992, and was leader of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) from 1965 to 1997 when he resigned from public life.

He died in 2000.

“The Black Moses” features, amongst other notables, commentary from Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, Sidney Poitier, Thabo Mbeki (for Nelson Mandela), Brian Mulroney, PJ Patterson, and more.

Director Travolta notes that while Pindling is at the center of the film’s narrative, there’s a much bigger story within about the “Black Moses” mythology that can be found throughout the African Diaspora.

You can follow the film’s travels via its Facebook page HERE.

In the meantime, if you live in New York City, the film opens at the MIST Harlem theaters, on 46 West 116th Street, where it’ll screen at 7pm tonight, as well as tomorrow, Saturday, at 5pm and Sunday at 7:30pm.

Check out a teaser trailer for the film below:

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