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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

Canada, 2015
English
CANADIAN PREMIERE
50 minutes | Colour/DCP

SHORTS:
Without Words
(Jules Koostachin, 2015, Canada; 17)
SUMMARY: A story of different people from different social stratas who have faced prejudice for their ways of life

Ti Coq
(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.

Kamelo
(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.

Details

Date:
September 16, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

The Royal Cinema – Toronto
608 College Street
Toronto, M6G 1A1 Canada
Website:
http://www.theroyal.to/