Ninth floor = Neuvième étage /
written and directed by Mina Shum.
[Montreal, Que.] : National Film Board of Canada, 2015.
1 videodisc (82 min.) : sound, colour with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
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[Montreal, Que.] : National Film Board of Canada, 2015.
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publisher #
153C 9916 021
C 9916021
credits note
Producer, Selwyn Jacob ; executive producer, Shirley Vercruysse ; editor, Carmen Pollard ; director of photography, John Price ; composer, Brent Belke.
general note
Originally produced as a documentary motion picture in 2015.
This DVD does not have scene selection.
Featuring interviews with: Anne Cools, Rosie Douglas, Rodney John, Terrence Ballantyne, [and others].
"It started quietly when a group of Caribbean students, strangers in a cold new land, began to suspect their professor of racism. It ended in the most explosive student uprising Canada had ever known. Over four decades later, Ninth Floor reopens the file on the infamous Sir George Williams Riot - a watershed moment in Canadian race relations and one of the most contested episodes in the nation's history. Making a compassionate and audacious foray into non-fiction, writer and director Mina Shum locates the protagonists in clandestine locations throughout Trinidad and Montreal, the wintry city where it all went down. In a cinematic gesture of reckoning and redemption, she listens as they set the record straight - and lay their burden down. Can we make peace with the past? What lessons have we learned? What really happened up there on the 9th floor?"--NFB website.
language note
In English, with optional French subtitles ; closed captions
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technical details
DVD, multizone NTSC ; widescreen (16:9); Dolby digital 2.0.

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