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Cool Black North

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Catalogue Number:  STAP00
Producer:  Second Time Around Productions Inc.
Producing Agencies:  Second Time Around Productions Inc.
Subject:  Arts, Black History, Business Studies, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Guidance, Health, History, Music, Politics, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2019
Running Time:  86:21

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Cool Black North explores the unique and vibrant Canadian Black Community and its role in our country’s contemporary identity.

Through a series of intimate profiles, we are witness to a wide spectrum of life experiences, including the arts, entertainment, law, business, science and social activism. Though each person’s pathway to success is unique, they all share a common purpose and strength in overcoming often racially-based obstacles to succeed at the highest levels in their respective fields.

Most importantly it’s their commitment to helping others and giving back to their communities that has earned them the recognition of the Harry Jerome Awards – these incredible people paint a diverse and compelling portrait of excellence in the documentary Cool Black North.

CAST/PARTICIPANTS: Justice Donald McLeod, Jully Black, Wes Hall, Yabome Gilpin-Jackson, Dr. Afua Cooper, David Woods, The Honourable Jean Augustine, LeeAnn Prendergast, Tracy Moore, Professor Kevin Hewitt, Eugenia Duodu, Tanya Walker, Orin Isaacs, Reverend Dr. Joyce Ross, Nadine Spencer, Mayor John Tory, Marcia Bowen, Njeri Damali Sojourner-Campbell, George Elliott Clarke, Donovan Bailey, The Honourable Mayann Francis, Debbie Jerome Smith, Luther Hansraj, Denham Jolly

WINNER – Best Director/Best Cinematography – Canadian Diversity Film Festival

Best Documentary Feature – Honourable Mention – Denton Black Film Festival


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