Sugar Cane Alley (French: Rue Cases-Nègres) is a 1983 film directed by Euzhan Palcy. It is set in Martinique in the 1930s, where Blacks working sugarcane fields were still treated harshly by the White ruling class. It is based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Joseph Zobel.
Santoine: Yeah I heard about it
Followers, what are your thoughts? Or, who would you cast instead?
Santoine: Sue? Who’s Sue?
From the early 1900s to the 1960s, the downtown eastside neighbourhood of Strathcona was home to Vancouver’s thriving Black community. Black Strathcona is a new art project which tells the stories of some of the people and places which made up that historic neighborhood, from well-known musicians like Jimi Hendrix to anonymous activists and organizers who made a positive impact on the world. These stories are told through videos which can be watched on mobile devices while walking through Vancouver, downloaded via QR Codes which are posted on signs at historic city locations. Here’s one of 10 videos which have been produced so far, telling the story of Hogan’s Alley, which was once the heart of Black Strathcona, until white people did their usual routine of building a highway on top of communities of color for the sole purpose of destroying the neighbourhood.
The Other Side of Carnival(there are 2 previews, film begins at 2:50)
The Other Side of Carnival (2010) is a 45-minute documentary that explores Carnival’s social and economic impact on Trinidad & Tobago. With more than 60 interviews from professors, medical staff, police officers, government officials, students, tourists, every day locals and more, The Other Side of Carnival is able to highlight that while Carnival is an exciting occasion, it is a festival that creates turmoil, which is not widely visible…or is it just simply ignored? Known as “The Greatest Show on Earth”, this documentary captures the roots of Carnival and how far some go to keep the original idea alive, and how others attempt to integrate change.