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Remember Africville

Shelagh Mackenzie / Canada / 1991 / 35 ' / English


Shelagh Mackenzie & Kent Nason
André Gariépy & Kent Nason
Art Mackay
Alex Salter
Scott MacMillan
Shelagh Mackenzie & Germaine Wong

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A look at a former slave colony in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


This short film depicts Africville, a small black settlement that lay within the city limits of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In the 1960s, the families there were uprooted and their homes demolished in the name of urban renewal and integration. More than 20 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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