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The Panther Next Door


In 1974, a new family moved into the Black community of North Preston, outside Halifax. No one knew it at the time, but Francis Beaufils was a Black Panther on the run from the FBI. Some of the most successful and visible leaders of the Black community today were influenced tremendously by Beaufils, who credit him for teaching them how to fight for equality and foster change in the province.

This documentary tells the story of the impact one man had on an entire community. Beaufils returns to Nova Scotia for the first time in nearly forty years for an emotional reunion with the people who were influenced by him--including Deanna Sparks (pictured), who was just a child when he moved in next door.

Saturday, July 13 on CBC Television
1:30 p.m. NT  |  1 p.m. AT  |  12 p.m. ET  |  10 a.m. MT  |  9 a.m. PT