Deeply Rooted (23 minutes)
“Where are you from?” Because she’s Black, filmmaker Cazhmere Downey gets asked this question all the time, even though her roots in Canada go back seven generations. Armed with a camera, she returns to her home in Halifax to trace her family’s history, which is deeply woven into the fabric of the nation. From New Brunswick to Nova Scotia, she unearths stories of multiple Black communities’ unyielding resilience and persistence on living their lives on their own terms.
Watch Deeply Rooted on CBC Gem.