Screening and Discussion
Offsite at Western Front, 303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver
Join us for a special screening and discussion of Bowen’s edited cut of
On Trial The Long Doorway, co-commissioned by CAG and Mercer Union, Toronto, and produced with support from the Western Front. On Trial The Long Doorway focuses on a lost 1956 CBC teledrama titled The Long Doorway, in which Bowen’s great uncle Herman Risby played a supporting role, and tells the story of a Black legal aid lawyer tasked with representing a white University of Toronto student charged with the assault of a rising Black basketball player. The screening will be followed by a talk with Bowen, discussing familial connections and repressed histories and traumas of Black communities within Canada and the US.