Being Black in Halifax's emerging filmmakers win Canadian Screen Award
Series about social integration wins Best Direction in a Documentary Series
Being Black in Halifax has won Best Direction in a Documentary Series at the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards (CSA).
The program is part of Fabienne Colas Foundation's (FCF) Being Black in Canada Series – produced by Zaza production and broadcast on CBC.
The Being Black in Halifax 2020 episode (broadcast on CBC in 2021) is available for streaming on CBC Gem.
The emerging filmmakers addressed the issue of social integration of people from Black communities in their city through film.
- Lily Nottage: Farrin
- Dena Williams: A Passion Made New
- Kardeisha Provo: North Preston: The Untold Story
- Tyler Simmonds: The Search for Healing
"This is a tremendous acknowledgment! Congratulations to our gifted emerging Black Haligonian filmmakers who have made history by winning Best Direction in a Documentary Series at the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards for our Being Black in Halifax 2020/2021 (Part of FCF's Being Black in Canada Series)," said Fabienne Colas, executive producer of the series and founder of the Black Film Festivals in Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, Calgary, and Vancouver.
Last year, the Being Black in Toronto filmmakers brought home the award for Best Direction in a Documentary Series at the 2021 CSA.