About a year ago, I shared a 50-minute documentary titled “Speakers for the Dead,” that unearthed some of the hidden history of Blacks in Canada (watch it here if you missed it).
To compliment that piece is a new web series from a collective called "In the Black: Canada," with a mission to explore and uncover the experience of being a Black Canadian today.
It’s a transmedia project that will set out to answer the question – who is the Black Canadian? It’s a journey that they hope will engage Black people in Canada in real, honest, and open dialogue (across all media platforms) about growing up and living in Canada.
And while the emphasis will be on the present, incorporated into the conversation will be history lessons that recognize the contributions that Black people in Canada made to the country, over the past 4 centuries.
While it’s a specifically Black Canadian story, I’m sure the rest of us (outside of Canada) can learn from, and appreciate these shared experiences.
A website has been set up for "In the Black: Canada" which you can check out here.
A trailer for the web series portion of the initiative, "In the Black: Canada – Web Chronicles," is embedded below: