African-Canadian Filmmaking Pioneers Honoured

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The number of African-Canadians making films four decades ago was infinitesimal.

Fil Fraser was one of the few writing, producing and directing documentaries for television in the 1970s. At around the same time, Claire Prieto came along, making films with dramatic themes.

In recognizing the film pioneers with Lifetime Achievement awards last week, Caribbean Tales Film Festival founder Frances-Anne Solomon said she knows 45 Black filmmakers who are currently working on projects.

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