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HISTORY® AND HUNGRY EYES MEDIA PRESENT A GROUNDBREAKING EXPLORATION OF CANADA’S BLACK HISTORY IN BLK: AN ORIGIN STORY, PREMIERING SATURDAY FEBRUARY 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

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This limited four-part documentary series discusses the basic history of black Canadians

BLK: An Origin Story Repeated at the beginning of the world Friday 4 March in a 9 p.m. Eastern time/ my house

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TorontoAnd January 13, 2022 / cnw / – HISTORY® And Hungry Eyes Media Group They announced a groundbreaking four-part documentary series, BLK: An Origin Storythe first show Saturday 26 February in a 9 p.m. Eastern time/ my house. The limited series, consisting of four 60-minute episodes, reveals the deep historical impact of the presence of lions in Canada. Executive Produced by Jane Holness and Souds Sutherland, BLK: An Origin Story Run by the award-winning Hungry Eyes production team, which takes viewers on a cross-country journey through time to discover the untold story of black people in Canada And their legacy dates back to 1608.


BLK: An Origin Story It is steeped in poignant, enduring, and multifaceted black Canadian historical novels. Each episode transports viewers to a different Canadian location, providing important chronological insights into the consequences of the black presence in the territories. Includes featured outposts Nova ScotiaAnd OntarioAnd British Columbia, And Quebec. The series also highlights the legacy of black contributions to the larger story of Canada The same, dating back to the time of the explorer Matthew de Costa She first set foot on the beach, more than 400 years ago. BLK: An Origin Story Serving as an immersive and informative chapter of Black Canadian history, it raised the profile of distinct Black Canadians who had not previously been recognized in mainstream social, academic and cultural circles, normalizing their unique stories as a matter of public record.

“As Canadian innovators, BLK: An Origin Story It embodies our professional mission to advocate for fresh and original perspectives toward storytelling. We crossed the country, talked, listened, and learned. The result is four hours of programming that resets the understanding of lions’ history in Canada. It was important to us to present the series as a comprehensive, multi-layered, multidisciplinary and essential Canadian journey. We are grateful to the stars, knowledge keepers, and storytellers from black Canadian communities and sites from Vancouver to Halifax, with Owen’s voiceAnd AmherstbergAnd Windsor And Montreal as points in between. They have shared the experiences and events of massive generations that are documented in every episode. We look at history and the black contribution to Canadian history as a specific part of Canada Comprehensive identity, from the internal and external view” Jennifer HolnessExecutive Producer, Hungry Eyes Media Group.

“It is a critical time in our country’s history to reflect on and share the important black narratives that have affected our nation,” he said. Lisa Godfrey, Senior Vice President of Original Content and Corus Studios. “We are proud to partner with the talented storytellers at Hungry Eyes Media who have developed this must-see and touching docu series.”

Blacks have a right to know how they occupied space Canada, back to the beginning of how the identity of the country is formed. The historical knowledge we share in this documentary series is of vital importance to our societies as we cannot move forward without recognizing our enormous contributions to Canada In retrospect, Souds Sutherland said. “By casting these lights on, the series contributes to the larger societal dialogue toward deconstructing systemic racism.”

BLK: An Origin Story Raise the level of the unsung heroes who have contributed greatly to Canada Nation Building and Black Canadian History. The series highlights the origins of diverse and deeply rooted Black Canadian experiences, ranging from relocation, escape, or free travel within Canada. Part history book, part geography lesson, each of the four episodes capitalizes on compelling footage, art, locations, archival materials, and interviews from some of the country’s most well-known and well-known experts in black Canadian science, facts, and education. The list includes authors, academics, musicians, historians, community leaders, activists, and elders George Elliot ClarkAnd Lawrence HillAnd Charmaine NelsonEl Jones, Mai Kyu Wong and Stephanie Allen, among other things.

Episode Summary:

episode 1: Three epic migrations, One person (NS)
They represent the descendants of black Loyalists, Jamaican Maroons, and black refugees Canada The largest black population today. Their amazing story begins in Nova Scotia into the eighteenth century and challenge our understanding of what should be considered a distinct society.

Episode 2: John “Daddy” Hall (Owen’s voice, ON)
Born free from an Ojibwe father and a runaway slave mother Upper CanadaJohn “Daddy” Hall fought in the War of 1812, was captured and sold into slavery. Thirteen years later, he boldly fled to find his way back to him Canada.

Episode 3: Hogan’s Alley (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Before urban renewal, before displacement and before dispersal, there was life. For many years Hogan Alley has been the heart Vancouver black community. But this society began in the 1850s, when James Douglas, (the father British ColumbiaHe advocated for blacks to settle Vancouver Island in an effort to stave off American annexation.

Episode 4: Little Burgundy (Montreal, QC)
Tucked between Griffintown and St Henry’s Montreal Sud Ouest is the area of ​​Little Burgundy, which is home to a black population led by the black men who worked in it Canada The railroad industry as sleeper car porters. They were the first black trade union to organize North America They were among the leaders of the struggle for civil rights.

BLK: An Origin Story Produced by Hungry Eyes Media in association with Corus Studios for HISTORY. Executive Producers are Jane Holness and Souds Sutherland. For Corus Studios and HISTORY, Kathleen Mick He is the executive director in charge of production, Rachel Nelson He is the vice president of original, non-fiction and children’s script content, and Lisa Godfrey He is the Senior Vice President of Original Content and Corus Studios.

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About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high-quality brands and content across platforms to audiences around the world. Engaging the Audience Since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings includes 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 traditional television stations and a range of digital and streaming assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is a globally acclaimed content creator and distributor by Nelvana, an expert in world-class animation studio in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of written and unscripted content. The company also owns an innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, a leading supplier of 2D animation software Toon Boom and children’s book publisher, Kids Can Press. Corus’ list of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News, Globalnews.ca, Q107, Country 105, CFOX, Together with widely distributed Canadian broadcasting platforms STACKTV, Nick+, Global TV App and Curiouscast. For more information visit www.corusent.com.

hungry eyes media
Hungry Eyes Media is founded by the dynamic creative duo of Jane Holness and Souds Sutherland. Sutherland and Holnes bring a fresh and original perspective to powerful and thought-provoking storytelling. Thus, they received many national and international awards and honors. Hungry Eyes has also expanded its focus to develop content for mobile users as well. As a company with a distinct mission plan, Hungry Eyes strives to inspire and entertain!

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