Laurie Townshend

Canada | 8 mins

This extraordinary mini doc captures the life of civil rights lawyer/ activist Charles Roach and his activism on immigration in Toronto in the 70s, 80s, and 90s.[/vc_column_text]

About Laurie

Laurie Townshend is a writer, director, educator, and erratic blogger. Credits include The Railpath Hero (13), Human Frequency Streetdocs (14), and Charley (15) and Mothering in the Movement (upcoming), an intimate look at the power and potency of mothering in times of resistance.

About Alison

Alison Duke is a filmmaker and owner of Goldelox Productions, a Toronto-based film and video company producing films that works with producers, directors and artists on projects that brings diverse audiences together to affect positive social change. In 2016, Alison executive produced the Akua Benjamin Legacy Project with five black female filmmakers from Toronto. This series of five award-winning short documentaries celebrate the legacy of Toronto’s renowned black activists; Gwen and Lenny Johnson, Marlene Green, Rosie Douglas, Dudley Laws and Charles Roach. She will direct DISCLOSURE in 2018 and has several films in development including:

See more of Alison’s work on her Vimeo page, read her thoughts on her blog or follow her on FacebookTwitterInstagram.


About The Akua Benjamin Legacy Project

The Akua Benjamin Legacy Project focuses on anti-Black racism and resistance, it seeks to promote the kind of educational work and activism that builds a just, inclusive community and society. It reflects on and instills pride in some of the significant contributions by five notable black Canadians.


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