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Black Mother Black Daughter

Black Mother Black Daughter
1989, director: Sylvia Hamilton, Claire Prieto

Excerpt (3:46)


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  Description     The film  
Filmmaker Sylvia Hamilton interviews her mother, Marie Hamilton, concerning discrimination. When she went to join the work force, Marie found that Black women were not admitted to nurse's training. Changing direction, she became a teacher in the Black community of North Preston, Nova Scotia. The importance of the church in Black communities is emphasized, and an outdoor baptism is filmed.