Beginning with the baptism of slaves into the Catholic Church in New France in 1632, this documentary takes us through the rebellious founding of churches by black Loyalists in Nova Scotia in the 1700s. It then moves through the risks churches took in rescuing slaves through the Underground Railroad in the 1800s, bringing us right up to the impact of recent black newcomers to Canada on contemporary churches. By the end of this deeply moving film, a record of profound spirituality and joy triumphs over racism and brutality, and honours the history of people who survived against overwhelming odds. Written by Oakville native Lawrence Hill, this documentary has been screened at film festivals around the world, and won numerous awards.
Age: 18Y and up
Central Branch Auditorium
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Doors open at 6:30pm
Tickets are limited and available to purchase at the door on a first-come, first-serve basis.