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Michael X

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Synopsis

Michael X (born Michael de Freitas) emerged as a leader in the Black Power movement in the 1960s. He was instrumental in organising the first outdoor Notting Hill Carnival and became friends with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
In 1969 he became the leader of a Black Power commune in London but when it burnt down he fled to his native Trinidad. He set up another commune but that also burnt down in a fire. The bodies of two people, including his cousin Joe Skerritt, were discovered and he was sentenced to death for Skerritt’s murder in 1972 and was hanged in 1975.
The case has been the subject of several conspiracy theories.

Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Director
Clint Dyer, Gabriel Clarke
Producer
Victoria Barrell, John McKenna
Executive Producer
Tristan Whalley, Jessie Mangum
Archive Producer
Dog and Duck Films

Production Company

Noah Media Group
Victoria Barrell
27 Fitzroy Square
London
W1T 6ES
+44 (0)20 7380 1314
victoria@noahmediagroup.com
enquiries@noahmediagroup.com
http://www.noahmediagroup.com

Goalpost Film
Tristan Whalley
54 Lynette Avenue
London
SW4 9HD
+44 (0)20 7585 3230
tristan@goalpostfilm.com
http://www.goalpostfilm.com

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Company

Goalpost Film
Tristan Whalley
54 Lynette Avenue
London
SW4 9HD
+44 (0)20 7585 3230
tristan@goalpostfilm.com
http://www.goalpostfilm.com