Journey to Justice

Journey to Justice

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This 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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Credits
  • director
    Roger McTair
  • producer
    Karen King-Chigbo
  • executive producer
    Louise Lore
  • 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
    Ismaël 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