Black History Month Film Screening

Stills from the documentary JOURNEY TO JUSTICE by Roger McTair featuring an interviewee, editor Jack White, speaking in a studio setting and an archival portrait photo of a young man in uniform

Join UBC Latin American Studies for a free screening of short films by Black Canadian filmmakers as part of Black History Month.

Speak It! From the Heart of Black Nova Scotia (1992). 28 minutes.

Director Sylvia Hamilton’s film tells the story of a group of Black students face daily reminders of racism and erasure. They work to establish a Cultural Awareness Youth Group, a vehicle for building pride and self-esteem through educational and cultural programs.

Journey to Justice (2000). 47 minutes.

In this documentary, Roger McTair pays tribute to a group of Canadians who took racism to court and the fight for Black civil rights. Focusing on the 1930s to the 1950s, this film documents the struggle of 6 people who refused to accept inequality. Featured here, among others, are Viola Desmond and Fred Christie.

The film screening will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Crystal Webster, Associate Professor, UBC History.

Thursday, February 29, 2024
7:00 – 9:30PM
Robson Square
800 Robson Street, Room C300
Vancouver BC V6Z 3B7
Free tickets at the door

This event is co-sponsored by UBC Latin American Studies, the National Film Board, UBC Film Society, UBC Department of History, Cinema Thinks The World, and the UBC Public Humanities Hub.