Journey to Justice

This short documentary pays tribute to a group of Canadians who took racism to court. They are Canada's unsung heroes in the fight for Black civil rights. Focusing on the 1930s to the 1950s, this film documents the struggle of 6 people who refused to accept inequality. Featured here, among others, are Viola Desmond, a woman who insisted on keeping her seat at a Halifax movie theatre in 1946 rather than moving to the section normally reserved for the city's Black population, and Fred Christie, who took his case to the Supreme Court after being denied service at a Montreal tavern in 1936. These brave pioneers helped secure justice for all Canadians. Their stories deserve to be told.

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Film Credits

director
Roger McTair
producer
Karen King-Chigbo
editor
Tom Latimer
Steve Weslak
director of photography
Stanislaw Barua
sound design
Alan Geldart
original music
Guy Zerafa
narrator
Datejie Green
consultant
Sheldon Taylor
James Walker
content researcher
Patrice Dutil
Dorothy Williams
Julie Crooks
Tana Turner
Nadine Tsehaie Makonnen
Juanita Peters
visual researcher
Tanya Fleet
Tana Turner
Bonnie G. Rowan
Elspeth Domville
audio archival researcher
Alyssa Ryvers
sound recordist
John Martin
Sanjay Mehta
Brian Dupuis
Robert Fletcher
Michael Kennedy
Kenneth Lee
Ismaƫl Cordeiro
Arthur McKay
set decorator
Melissa Olson
Elsa Levy
wardrobe
Starr Jacobs
re-recording mixer
Wayne Swingle
foley artist
Sid Lieberman
cast
Stanley Taylor
Brock Curley
David Collins
Jacob Adams
Terri Oliver
Geoff McLean
Malcolm Younger
Kurt Brunus
Christine Brubaker

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