Abstract

ABSTRACT:

This article discusses three films made about the Sir George Williams Affair: Crisis at Sir George (1998), An(other) Antilles (2013) and the widely distributed National Film Board film Ninth Floor (2016). It comprises a critique of the latter, arguing that Ninth Floor's impact is to undermine political protest, denying the significance of the events both at the time and in the history of Black activism in Canada.

RÉSUMÉ:

L'article traite de trois films qui portent sur l'affaire Sir George Williams : Crisis at Sir George (1998), An(other) Antilles (2013) et Ninth Floor (2016), ce dernier distribué à grande échelle par l'Office national du film. Critique de Ninth Floor, l'auteure soutient que, en niant l'importance des événements, tant à l'époque que dans l'histoire du militantisme noir au Canada, ce film a pour effet d'affaiblir la contestation politique.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1916-0194
Print ISSN
1206-0143
Pages
pp. 112-122
Launched on MUSE
2022-05-11
Open Access
No
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