Bold, Black, Risk-Takers: Honouring The Book of Negroes

CBC's Matt Galloway to host a discussion about the creative process of transforming the book for the screen.

In celebration of Black History Month, Conquering Lion Pictures, the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and TD are pleased to present a special evening honouring The Book Negroes, the seminal piece of literature from Lawrence Hill and its adaptation as the highly anticipated television mini-series from director and co-writer Clement Virgo, co-writer Lawrence Hill and executive producer Damon D’Oliveira, starring Aunjanue Ellis.

WHAT: An Evening Honouring The Book of Negroes
HOST: CBC Metro Morning's Matt Galloway​
WHEN: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
WHERE: TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 1 at 7 p.m.

An Evening Honouring The Book of Negroes will celebrate these two formative pieces of work and the creative talent behind them. The event will feature a 45-minute onstage conversation with author and series co-writer Lawrence Hill, co-writer and director Clement Virgo and series lead Aunjanue Ellis, as they discuss the creative process of transforming the book for the screen. 

Following the conversation and Q&A, there will be an advance screening of the series fifth episode and a sneak peek of the series finale, courtesy of CBC Television, BET, Conquering Lion Pictures, Out of Africa Entertainment, Entertainment One (eOne) and Idlewild Films.


For a chance to WIN screening tickets please email us at with Book of Negroes in the subject line. Don't forget to add your name and phone number in the body of the email.

Rules and Regulations
- Entrants/Winners must be 18 yrs old and over.
- Entrants/Winners and guest, release the CBC, any Sponsors, their affiliates, as well as their respective directors, officers, employees, licensees and agents from all liability for any damage or loss resulting from participation in this contest or arising from the awarding, acceptance or use of the prize.
- Does not include any food/drink or transportation costs.
- Contest ends on February 1, 2015 at 11:59 PM.