Sanders of the River


"Sanders of the River'' catapulted Paul Robeson to stardom. Robeson plays Bosamo, a self-appointed leader of African river people. Upon release, Robeson critiqued the imperialist plot after the role was changed in the editing process. He attempted to ban the film, which celebrates the British empire, from ever being shown again.


Director: Zoltán Korda
Year: 1935
Genre: Drama
Type: Feature

Link: https://www.criterionchannel.com/videos/sanders-of-the-river






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