African Diaspora Cinema @ SFU Library

 

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SFU Library Black History Month 2008 Poster

Black History Month is a time at which we can gather to celebrate achievements and contributions of people throughout the African diaspora. Among these achievements is the long history of film production by African Canadians beginning with the pioneering work of National Film Board documentary filmmakers such as Jennifer Hodge de Silva and Sylvia Hamilton. In 1995 Vancouver based director Hubert Davis was the first African Canadian nominated for an Academy Award for his documentary Hardwood. African Canadian directors have also made their mark in feature film through the works of Clement Virgo and Frances-Anne Solomon. The purpose of this SFU Library display is to highlight a small but significant portion of the African diaspora cinematic work contained within the SFU Library media collection.

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