BLACK LIVES IN ALBERTA:

Black Lives in Alberta: Over a Century of Racial Injustice Continues tells the story of five generations of Black Albertans and their experiences of discrimination living on the Canadian Prairies. Descendants of a large wave of African American immigrants who moved to Alberta and Saskatchewan in the early 20th Century to escape racism and persecution in the United States candidly share their family histories and discuss how their racial identities have shaped their experiences of living in Alberta.

No duplication or public broadcast of this film should be done without the permission of the copyright owners.

Please contact Shiloh Centre for Multicultural Roots if you would like to arrange a public screening.

Over a Century of Racial Injustice Continues

WE ARE THE ROOTS

“An intriguing and moving new documentary.”
– Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal

We are the Roots: Black Settlers and their Experiences of Discrimination on the Canadian Prairies tells the story of a wave of African American immigrants who moved to Alberta and Saskatchewan between 1905-1912 to escape racism and persecution in the United States. Taking advantage of Canada’s offer of 160 acres of land for a $10 fee, 1000-1500 individuals moved to the Prairies and helped develop several settlements throughout the provinces. Through the stories of 19 descendants of the original settlers, We are the Roots focuses on the experiences of discrimination these individuals encountered while living in the rural communities and in Edmonton.

No duplication or public broadcast of this film should be done without the permission of the copyright owners.

Please contact Shiloh Centre for Multicultural Roots if you would like to arrange a public screening.