Remember Africville a short film

Remember Africville by The National Film Board of Canada in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporations is a short film directed by Shelagh Mackenzie. Remember Africville depicts Africville, a community that was located in Halifax Nova Scotia. The film shows the discrimination faced by Africville community members and how it has negatively affected the community and its members leading to its displacement and relocation. Homes were bulldozed and a community displaced not for the community’s well being but to gain access to land they were on.

Africville was a community in Halifax, Nova Scotia which was populated by African Canadians from various origins.  The community was eventually relocated in 1960’s. Africville community members were literally moved in Halifax city’s dump trucks; this was the city’s attempt to move community members away from “slums” to “better housing. The film depicts the reality of the events of displacement and how it only led to harsher living conditions and further discrimination and psychological trauma. The film can be found on



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