Canada | 2016 | 7 mins
This insightful short documentary captures the activism of Marlene Green in Toronto around educating black youth and immigrant youth.
An award winning independent filmmaker, photo-video artist, educator, impact producer, consultant and programmer based in Toronto, Ella has been working in the arts and culture sector for over 17 years while emerging in her practice as a photo video artist. She is also the founder of Black Women Film! Canada.
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:
- Mr. Jane & Finch directed by Ngardy Conteh George
- Mothering in the Movement directed by Laurie Townshend
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.