A Barnardo Boy is an independent documentary film about the Home Child Movement in Canada between 1869 and 1930. The story will feature children who came as a ward of Dr. Thomas John Barnardo from Britain to Canada in 1930. RJ Huggins and Orphan Boys Films are currently in the research stage of project.Read More
Black faith, community and music take centre stage in The Greatest Freedom Show on Earth, an independent documentary film about the emancipation celebrations organized by Walter Perry in Windsor, Ontario between 1936 and 1968. The Greatest Freedom Show on Earth documentary is in production with never-before-seen audio and pictures found preserved in a basement in Windsor, and original content produced by JUNO winner Anthony Seck. Footage includes a recent interview with singer Martha Reeves and never-seen-before pictures and audio of Martin Luther King, Eleanor Roosevelt, Joe Louis, Jesse Owens, the Ink Spots, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and more historical figures from the Black Community. This independent film is in support of three organizations: the North American Black Historical Museum (Amherstburg, Ontario), the Northstar Cultural Community Centre (Windsor, Ontario), and Charles Wright Museum of African American History (Detroit, Michigan).
In total 100,000 British children where sent to Canada between 1869-1930. They came from more than 20 British Child Programs. However, 30,000 or 30% of these children came from a Barnardo organization. When they arrived the children were placed in distribution homes or training farms. From there they were placed in Canadian homes to work.Read More