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Remember Africville ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB523631
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Daryl Gray, Shelagh Mackenzie, Germaine Ying Gee Wong, Sami Fareed Ahmed
Directors:  Shelagh Mackenzie
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Architecture, Black History, Canadian Social Issues, Diversity, Documentary, Social Issues, Social Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1991
Running Time:  35:


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Africville, a small black settlement, 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. Now, more than twenty years later, the site of the community of Africville is a stark, under-utilized park. Former residents, their descendants and some of the decision-makers, speak out and, with the help of archival photographs and films, tell the story of that painful relocation.


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