EventsThe NFB in Libraries: Sol, Zab Maboungou, Black Soul, and Ice Breakers

The NFB in Libraries: Sol, Zab Maboungou, Black Soul, and Ice Breakers

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Captain William Spry Public Library

Description

TD presents African Heritage Month

Come, relax, and enjoy a great selection of films and documentaries from the National Film Board of Canada.

Every Friday morning throughout the month of February; we will be screening eye-opening and provoking films to celebrate African Heritage Month. You can chat about the movie afterwards while enjoying the treats that our staff members have prepared for you.

Hot and cold beverages and treats will be served after the film screening.


Sol

Many Black, racialized, and immigrant women work with elderly patients as healthcare providers. Their jobs, already arduous and underpaid as it is, have become even more exhausting during the COVID-19 pandemic. While some public commentators have described them as over-represented in this sector because of their culture, and hailed them as “guardian angels,” what do they themselves have to say? This cross-sectional portrait of some of these women takes the form of a meditative essay.

Part of THE CURVE, a collection of social distancing stories that bring us together. Enjoy more works from this series here.

Zab Maboungou

This portrait of choreographer Zab Maboungou provides insight into the meticulous training and physical strength behind one of her pivotal works: Mozongi.

Black Soul

Martine Chartrand’s animated short dives into the heart of Black culture with an exhilarating trip through history. Watch as a young boy traces his roots through the stories his grandmother shares with him about the events that shaped their cultural heritage.

Ice Breakers

Josh Crooks is a promising teen hockey star in a sport where Black players like him are chronically underrepresented. Ice Breakers reveals the buried history of a pioneering Black hockey league in Atlantic Canada, as Crooks discovers that his unshakable passion is tied to a rich and remarkable heritage.


In partnership with The National Film Board of Canada 

Program:
African Heritage Month
Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Movies
Socials & Clubs
Language:
English

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