Last week, Teddy and I had the privilege of photographing the Book of Negroes mini-series advanced screening of episode 5 of 6 in the series. It was a beautiful evening, hosted by TD Bank at the Spatz Theatre in Citadel High School. Check out the amazing Interactive App that TD Bank created in order to follow along with the mini-series, HERE, or if you haven’t seen the show yet, or want to get caught up, you can do it HERE on CBC; it is such a fabulous show.
Author Lawrence Hill wrote the novel The Book of Negroes (previously published in the United States as Someone Knows My Name in 2007), and was present at the event, sporting his beautiful smile and warm spirit. Also in attendance, for the Q&A following the screening, was Canadian Director, Clement Virgo, Executive Producer of the mini-series, Damon D’Oliveira, as well as the beautiful lead actress Aunjanue Ellis, and on screen husband, Lyriq Bent; with whom I had the most lovely conversation with in the green room.
El Jones, HRM Poet Laureate did a wonderful job of emceeing, and keeping everyone engaged throughout the evening, and we all had the honour of having Lt. Governor J.J. Grant, and his wife in attendance for the event; so special.
We were all extremely entertained by the drum procession and performance put on by, Dr. Henry V. Bishop, Mr. Sobaz Benjamin, Mr. Adrian F. Bishop and the Hon. Tony Ince, Minister of African Nova Scotian Affairs; my heart was so full.
Kitchen Door Catering made all of the delicious food for the event, and there was an endless supply, have you had their chicken waffles yet? Oh My!
There were even some very interesting artifacts on hand for viewing, it was quite surreal looking at all of them and thinking back to where they had originated.
This was such a great experience for Teddy and I both, and below are only a handful of all of the photos we took that night, if you want to see them all, visit the Communications Nova Scotia Flickr site HERE.