Africville in Black and White

Africville in Black and White

  • Canada
  • 90
  • STC
    Director:
  • Cyrus Sundar Singh
    Credits:
  • Cyrus Sundar SinghJuanita Peters (Producer)
  • Shay Schwartzman (Cinematographer)
  • Derrick Mccants (Editor)
  • Cyrus Sundar Singh (Writer)
  • Cyrus Sundar Singh (Music)
  • Wilson Lin (Sound)

For over 150 years, Africville was home to a tightly knit community of African-Canadians, primarily descendants of former slaves and Black Loyalists. They found refuge on the shores of Halifax’s Bedford Basin until the 1960s, when the city forcibly evicted the residents and demolished their homes in the name of progress. In the dead of night in 1967, the city bulldozed the Seaview African United Baptist Church, the heart and soul of the community. Africville in Black and White, a collaborative, live, site-specific documentary, begins on that dark night 50 years ago. The Toronto audience will interact with live musicians, poets, singers and storytellers and connect in real-time to a replica of the church in Halifax—bringing to life the story of Africville. As Canada celebrates its sesquicentennial, we mark a less auspicious moment in our country’s history with this one-of-a-kind live event dedicated to recognizing the wrongs of the past, as well as celebrating a community’s spirit and stories. Shane Smith

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