Filmmaker SYLVIA HAMILTON in Person with Screenings of her new documentary

FEB 11 – 13, 2009.
Event website: http://www.sfu.ca/cmns/courses/marontate/2009/488/hamilton/

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 11 7:30 pm 200–1131 Howe Street
For admission information, call 604.688.8202 or visit http://www.cinematheque.bc.ca

SFU HARBOUR CENTRE FEB 12 12:00 noon HC 1415–515 West Hastings Street

SFU BURNABY FEB 13 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 blachist@sfu.ca

For further information contact Jan Marontate (778.782.5449) or Greg Tourino
(778.782.3510).  See Greg Tourino’s African-Canadian Cinema blog for more:
http://africancanadiancinema.wordpress.com/

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