“Everyone that goes to work should come home at the end of the day.” On March 13, 2008, an explosion and fire in an autobody shop burned Kyle Hickey all over his body. He died the next day. His family and friends remember him.

Eternal Life: Preserving the Memory of Beechville is a reflective look at how one African Nova-Scotian community is coping with urban sprawl encroaching on its borders. Following the war of 1812, a group of freed slaves settled in Beechville, Nova Scotia as refugees escaping the United States. Almost two centuries later, as urbanization threatens many of Canada’s rural communities, Beechville itself is being swallowed up.