This week we feature a poem by David Huebert about the colonization of the Halifax Commons. April was poetry month, and we managed to not publish one single poem. But never mind, it’s May, and we have another poetic surprise planned for next weekend.
A new documentary to be shown this weekend at the excellent Emerging Lens Film Festival revisits the film tax credit cuts of the summer of 2015 and the real problems it created for Nova Scotia’s many film industry workers. We talk with documentary filmmaker Fateh Ahmed.
We are delighted to present South Shore poet Alice Burdick’s Distraction poem, about Facebook, cats, crow videos and more.
We are delighted to present some of the art of printmaker Ericka Walker. Walker is a Nova Scotia artist who is interested in messages contained in the visual propaganda of the last centuries, and how these messages shape the stories we continue to tell ourselves, no questions asked.
Delighted to feature this excellent poem by Mi’kmaw storyteller and poet Shalan Joudry of Bear River First Nation. The Nova Scotia Advocate tries to amplify voices that aren’t often heard. Surely we can count poets among those voices.
This weekend we feature a short gritty film by Grassfire Films, Cape Breton-based filmmaker Ashley McKenzie and producer Nelson MacDonald. The film was shot in 2013 in New Waterford.
Today we feature Black Sheroes, a poem by El Jones. “If you’re only telling the history of Black men then there’s a half that you missed.”
Two beautiful hand-printed posters originally made for January’s Halifax Women’s March are now for sale, with 75% of all sales to be donated to the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre in Halifax, NS.
I had this weekend’s video all picked and ready to go. Something really good, but grim, bound to leave you angry. Well, I changed my mind. Instead we offer a big league beautiful documentary on Mi’kmaq artist Alan Syliboy as he paints his mural in the Halifax International Airport.
In June 1734 Marie Joseph Angelique a Black slave woman was hanged in Montreal for burning down much of that town earlier that year. Her last days provide the inspiration for this poem by poet and historian Afua Cooper.