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- "The film investigates slavery in Canada through the story of Marie-Josèphe Angélique, a Black slave accused of burning Montreal in 1734. After an epic trial, she was tortured and sentenced to death. But was she really guilty of this crime or was she the victim of a bigger conspiracy? Mixes interviews with historians and theatrical re-enactments to explore a little-known piece of Canadian history."
- "Martine Chartrand’s animated short dives into the heart of Black culture with an exhilarating trip though history. Watch as a young boy traces his roots through the stories his grandmother shares with him about the events that shaped their cultural heritage."
British Columbia the West, 1994
- also available in VHS, Call Number FC 106 B5 H95 PT.4
- "Examines the early history of Western Canada and the way in which Blacks influenced British Columbia to join the Confederation of Canada instead of becoming a part of the United States."
Go do some Great Thing, 2004
Call Number FC 106 B6 G6367 2004
- "In the spring of 1858 the Governor of the British colony of Vancouver Island needed protection, and the Black community of San Francisco wanted freedom from racial political persecution. Tells the story of three gold rush era trailblazers (Governor Douglas, Sylvia Stark and Mifflin Gibbs), and the exodus of African Americans from San Francisco."
- "For more than 200 years, black people have lived in rural communities such as Birchtown , Beachville , the Prestons and Digby . The history of black Nova Scotians has been one of struggles and determination to create families and strong communities. Canadians just don't know about black Nova Scotian history. Families like the Joneses are key to this history."
Journey to Justice, 2000 (NFB)
Call Number FC 106 B6 J68 2000 Cowichan Library
- "Pays tribute to the Black Canadians who refused to accept inequality and discrimination and fought for their civil rights in the courts. Focusing on 1930s to 1950s, documents the many challenges against Canada's "permissive" laws and pervasive racial attitudes."
Nova Scotia: Against the Tides, 1994
- also available in VHS, Call Number FC 106 B5 H95 PT.2
- "The Nova Scotia story speaks to the waves of immigrants who eventually contributed to the formation of the province. The population ebbed and flowed from the major wars that shaped Canada and the United States. The history of the area, the connection to West Africa and a description of the thee main black communities are featured."
- "Reta Duvall-Cummings is the matriarch of her clan. She is the granddaughter of Pleasant Duvall who came by foot from New Orleans all the way to Collingwood in the 1860' s. Reta's story represents the lives of many of the people who came to Ontario to freedom (following the passage in the U.S. of the Fugitive Slave Act) along the Underground Railroad. "
Prairie Dream, 2000
Call Number FC 106 B6 P72 2000 (VHS)
- "Examines discrimination against the first Blacks that immigrated from Oklahoma to the Prairies in the early 1900s and efforts made by the government to discourage them."
- "n their predominantly white high school in Halifax, a group of black students face daily reminders of racism ... With help from mentors, they discover the richness of their heritage and learn some of the ways they can begin to effect change."
Remember Africville, 2006 - (NFB)
Call Number FC 2350 B4 R451 2006 (VHS)
- "Africville, a small Black community, lay within the city limits of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In the 1960s, the families who lived there were uprooted and their homes demolished in the name of urban renewal and integration."
- "The Quebec story features the history of slavery in Lower Canada. Using illustrations, maps, archival documents and photographs this film will guide us through the centures from the first documented slave sale of Oliver Le Jeune in 1626 to the present day Black community of Montreal. " - also available in VHS, Call Number FC 106 B5 H95 PT.1
- "Historian Anthony Cohen, a fourth-generation descendant of a runaway slave, talked about his work exploring the American slavery experience, from his 1996 retracing of the Underground Railroad by foot to being shipped inside a wooden crate like Virginia fugitive Henry “Box” Brown." ~ 1h 20min.
- also available in VHS, Call Number FC 3100 B6 S72 2000
- "This documentary reveals some of the hidden history of Blacks in Canada. In the 1930s in rural Ontario, a farmer buried the tombstones of a Black cemetery to make way for a potato patch. In the 1980s, descendants of the original settlers, Black and White, came together to restore the cemetery ..."