All ah We

All ah We

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Second-generation Caribbean Canadian Karen Chapman undergoes a cultural transformation into a carnival masquerader at Toronto’s Caribana Parade. On this colourful journey, she discovers her Afro and Indo-Caribbean heritage while asking, “Can you call a place home if you have never been there?”

Beauty Lies

Beauty Lies

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Karen Chapman examines media representation of beauty and hair, in particular. She interviews a number of women from the African and Caribbean Canadian community and in her journey to explore the relationship of hair to beauty shaves her head, only to experience a new sense of freedom.

The Boys Who Came to Play

The Boys Who Came to Play

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Lois Bentley recalls the Golden Era of Prairie Baseball from 1948 to 1954, as she works to have African-American players Dirk Gibbons and Armando Vazquez, who came north to play for the Brandon Greys, inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Echoes in the Rink: The Willie ORee Story

Echoes in the Rink: The Willie O'Ree Story

This documentary portrays Willi O'Ree, the first person to break the colour barrier in hockey. He made sports history when he joined the Bosten Bruins on January 18, 1958 and is known today as the "The Jackie Robinson of Hockey".

Gibson Woods

Gibson Woods

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The short musical drama Gibson Woods explores the presence of history and the connection between the African Nova Scotian and Mi’Kmaq communities.

Haiti Betrayed

Haiti Betrayed

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Haiti Betrayed reveals how Canada, in contravention of international law, colluded with the US and France to overturn the elected government in Haiti in 2004. This brought an end to a decade of democracy in Haiti and progressive reforms for the impoverished majority. It's the first time Canada has played a strategic and military role in the removal of a democratically elected government.

 

Haïti Trahie

Haïti Trahie

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Haïti trahie raconte l'histoire d'un mouvement populaire national pour une société plus juste et plus équitable. C’est un réquisitoire virulent contre le rôle du Canada dans le sabotage de ce mouvement et des aspirations des Haïtiens à une vie meilleure.

OWNING the SLAVE

OWNING the SLAVE

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This documentary follows ex-pat American Andy Stringfellow, who left behind the rich African-American culture of the rural south where he was raised, to move to Canada. Thirty years later, the only black man in a white town, he offers a frank, complex view into the experience of being an outsider.

Songololo: Voices of Change

Songololo: Voices of Change

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From Vancouver filmmaker Marianne Kaplan comes an exciting glimpse of the process of change presently taking place in South Africa. Instead of detailing the horrors of apartheid, Songololo portrays the emergent post-apartheid culture, born of the collective past and aspirations of black South Africa.

Twins of Mankala

Twins of Mankala

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In Twins of Mankala, Jason DaSilva continues his series on children living in parallel worlds by moving through the lives of Kenyan children in Africa and North America.