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The North Star: Finding Black Mecca

By Angel Panag

Once called ‘The Black Mecca’ and ‘A Colored Man’s Paris’ – Chatham-Kent is a region in Canada with a long history of Black settlement. In spite of hardships, the community has thrived. The North Star is an independent film that documents the past and the present of a people who have helped shape this country, but are often left out of its textbooks.   By bringing the community's successes to the forefront, this film attempts to highlight a story different from the narratives commonly told about Black people in North America.

Additional Information

Title

The North Star: Finding Black Mecca

Director

Angel Panag

Country

Canada

Year

2021

Category

Documentary shorts

Duration

23’

Language

English

Actors

Christopher Prince, Deirdre McCorkindale, Dorothy Wright Wallace, Shannon Prince, Samantha Meredith, Paul Mooney, Adam Arenson, David Tatsu, Bryan Prince. Gayle George, Adrienne Shadd