Sylvia Hamilton – In Person


Sylvia Hamilton Black History Month 2009 Event Poster

In celebration of Black History Month, Sylvia Hamilton the acclaimed Nova Scotian documentary filmmaker, writer and educator will be appearing for a series of lectures and film screenings. Dr. Hamilton’s pioneering films have chronicled the rich history and experience of African Canadians in their struggles to achieve dignity and equality. She has been the recipient of major awards, including a Gemini, Nova Scotia’s Portia White Prize for Excellence in the Arts, the Japan Broadcasting Corporation’s Maeda Prize, the Progress Women of Excellence Award for Arts and Culture and the CBC Television Pioneer Award. She is also a Mentor with The Trudeau Foundation.

The scheduled events will feature screenings of The Little Black School House, her most recent documentary, a chronicle of Canada’s racially segregated schools (Simon Fraser University and Pacific Cinémathèque events), as well as the Gemini-winning Speak It! From the Heart of Black Nova Scotia, an earlier work on a related theme (Pacific Cinémathèque event only).

Sylvia Hamilton’s visit was made possible through support from Simon Fraser University’s Human Rights Office, Dean of Applied Science and School of Communication.


Pacific Cinémathèque Feb 11th 7:30 pm, 200–1131 Howe Street

For admission information, call 604.688.8202 or Click here for more information on the film screenings @ Pacific Cinémathèque

SFU Harbour Centre Feb 12th 12:00 noon, HC 1415–515 West Hastings Street

SFU Burnaby Feb 13th 12:00 noon, Irmacs Theatre, ASB10900

Simon Fraser University events are open to the public and free but seating is limited. For reservations, call 778.782.7685 or email For further information contact Jan Marontate (778.782.5449) or Greg Tourino (778.782.3510)

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