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Ctff2016 Revolutionary Love feat. 50 Years of Black Activism
September 16, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC-4
Presented by the Akua Benjamin Legacy Project at Ryerson University.
We are delighted to participate in screening five short films which were created for the inaugural Akua Benjamin Public Lecture to commemorate 50 years of Black activism and resistance in Toronto.
The lecture and these films honour late Black leaders Marlene Green, Charles Roach, Dudley Laws, Gwen & Lenny Johnston, and Rosie Douglas.
The Akua Benjamin Legacy Project was instituted by Ryerson University’s President, Sheldon Levy, to honour the tremendous contributions of activist, academic and community leader Dr. Akua Benjamin. The primary objectives of the legacy project are to host an annual Akua Benjamin Public Lecture and organize an Anti-Black Racism Conference.
FEATURE PRESENTATION: 50 YEARS OF BLACK ACTIVISM
Executive Producer: Alison Duke
Directors: Sarah Michelle Brown, Sonia Godding Togobo, Laurie Townshend, Ngardy Conteh George, Ella Cooper
50 minutes | Colour/DCP
(Jules Koostachin, 2015, Canada; 17)
SUMMARY: A story of different people from different social stratas who have faced prejudice for their ways of life
(Nadia Charlery, 2015, Martinique, Montreal; 22)
SUMMARY: Josué has developed a special relationship with his pet, strongly conviced that he could turn him as a dreaded fighting cock ! But for the life of him, helped by his grandmother, who raise him with love and caring, a succession of unexpected events will invariably frustrate his plans.
(Jean-Claude Bourjolly, 2015, Haiti; 10:41)
SUMMARY: Kamelo is a poor citizen, having been caught complaining about poor water management, had to defend himself violently against a Macoute uncle (Militia) during the time that Jean-Claude Duvalier was president.