Uncovering the History of Here: Black History Month Program After Hours Documentary
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About the Event
Durham Art Gallery is introducing the program Uncovering the History of Here during Black History Month.
This documentary reveals some of the hidden Black History in Grey County. In the 1930s in rural Ontario, a farmer buried the tombstones of a Black cemetery to make way for a potato patch. In the 1980s, descendants of the original settlers, Black and White, came together to restore the cemetery, but there were hidden truths no one wanted to discuss. Deep racial wounds were opened. Scenes of the cemetery excavation, interviews with residents and re-enactments—including one of a baseball game where a broken headstone is used for home plate—add to the film's emotional intensity.
THIS FILM DEALS WITH MATURE SUBJECT MATTER. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.
- AFTER HOURS Entrance$2$20$0