Birchtown: the next verse – screening Feb. 22, 2014 Birchtown Community Hall

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BIRCHTOWN: the next verse
screening Feb. 22, 2014
Birchtown Community Hall

A video made by participants in the Birchtown Summer Video Camp 2012 Screening at the Black Loyalist Heritage Society’s Dinner & Movie Night in celebration of African Heritage Month

Written & directed by: Ruth Brown, Harper La Plante, Taysia Phelps, Terrell Phelps, Cohan Rennehan & Amie Riley

a project of the Black Loyalist Heritage Society, Centre for Art Tapes and Shortworks Productions

Through song, poetry and documentary, six youth explore the historic racial divide and their connection to the community of Birchtown. They visit the Old School House Museum and discover a display of a relative, Margorie Turner-Bailey, a runner in the 1976 Olympics. They seek her out to learn more about her story.

funded by Canada Council for the Arts, Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Heritage & Culture, Sister’s of Charity