Holding Space Series – Artist Feature: Sylvia D. Hamilton

Visit LOMAA’s Instagram page from Monday, September 28 to Saturday, October 3, 2020 to explore the work of Sylvia D. Hamilton. In addition, please head over to https://vimeo.com/462234034 to view Sylvia’s video poem The Passage: Waters of the Diaspora. The work will be available for viewing until October 12, 2020.

Sylvia D. Hamilton is a Nova Scotian filmmaker and writer who is known for her award-winning documentary films as well as her publications, public presentations and extensive volunteer work with artistic, social and cultural organizations on the local and national levels. Her films include Black Mother Black Daughter, Speak It! From the Heart of Black Nova Scotia and the Portia White: Think On Me, a documentary about Canadian contralto Portia White and The Little Black School House, an exploration of Canada’s segregated schools. Her films have screened in festivals in Canada and abroad, and shown on CBC Television, BRAVO, VISION, TVO and The Knowledge Network. They are in wide use in schools and universities across Canada. She was a contributor to and co-editor of We’re Rooted Here and They Can’t Pull Us Up: Essays in African Canadian Women’s History, the first collection of its kind published in Canada. Her poetry and essays have been published in a variety of Canadian publications. Her poetry collection, And I Alone Escaped to Tell You, was published by Gaspereau Press in 2014, and in 2015 was short-listed for the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and the East Coast Literary’s JM Abraham Poetry Award. Sylvia is the owner of Maroon Films Inc.

Photo Credit: Paul Adams Photography

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