Thu, Feb 20 | Garafraxa Cafe

Uncovering the History of Here: Black History Month Program After Hours Documentary

Durham Art Gallery introduces Uncovering The History Of Here, a three part Black History Month Program following the annual theme of 🔸Community🔸and in conjunction with the current exhibition First Train / Last Train with artist group Interference Ensemble.
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Uncovering the History of Here: Black History Month Program After Hours Documentary

Time & Location

Feb 20, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:40 PM
Garafraxa Cafe, 131 Garafraxa St S, Durham, ON N0G 1R0, Canada

About the Event

Durham Art Gallery is introducing the program Uncovering the History of Here during Black History Month. 

Please join us at the Garafraxa Cafe for a screening of Speakers for the Dead by Jennifer Holness & David Sutherland, 2000 (49 Mins). 

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.

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