Africville in Black and White is a live documentary set inside a church that traces the legacy, the spirit and the resilience of an African-Canadian community torn from their homes and forced to seek refugee within their own country. The story begins in the middle of the night 51 years ago when bulldozers were sent in to destroy the Seaview United Baptist Church—the heart and soul of the community. Africville in Black and White offers the opportunity to reflect on the promise of an inclusive and multiracial Canada, and how that notion includes or excludes the legacy of Africville, and Africanadians. Presented in St. Matthew’s United Church and simulcast between the Africville Church Museum as well as the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Toronto, the three locations will be connected via technology and together they will form a singular experience. The triumvirate of story, performance, and audience is used to create an interactive and immersive documentary experience incorporating various traditional and contemporary documentary elements.
Tickets available online and through the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival Box Office at Park Lane Mall. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door.
Director/Producer/Writer: Cyrus Sundar Singh
Executive Producer: Vanessa Laufer, Salaam Shalom Production Inc.
Co-Producer: Juanita Peters, and San Family Productions, NS
Associate-Producers: Daniel Boos, Shelley Hamilton, Justin Carter, Irvine Carvery