Event location: Grand Luxe Hall
A Black legal aid lawyer is assigned to represent a young white student who has assaulted a fellow student and rising Black athlete. ON TRIAL The Long Doorway (2019) by Deanna Bowen brings her critical installation regarding the 1956 CBC teledrama by Canadian screenwriter Stanley Mann to the cinema screen. Followed by a talk by Bowen taking up familial connection points and a passion for uncovering repressed histories and traumas of Black and white Canadian histories.
ON TRIAL The Long Doorway was commissioned and produced through a partnership between the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, and Mercer Union, a centre for contemporary art, Toronto, with additional production support by the Western Front, Vancouver.