Video: Watch “Speakers For The Dead”, A Documentary About Black People In Canada
The short story goes… in the 1930s in rural Ontario, a farmer destroyed the tombstones of a Black cemetery to make way for a potato farm. 50 years late, in the 1980s, descendants of the original settlers, Black & White, came together to restore the cemetery, but there were hidden truths no one wanted to discuss, as long-standing, deep racial wounds were opened.
“Speakers For The Dead” tackles this history, & includes scenes of the cemetery excavation, interviews with those who came together to restore it, as well as re-enactments – including one of a baseball game where a broken headstone is used for home plate.
You can read the full story about “Speakers For The Dead” on Shadow & Act!!!