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Dana “Zhyon” Selassie (Photograph supplied)

A documentary highlighting the work of black journalists in the midst of the theatre boycotts is being given an encore series of screenings this week.

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs announced that Broadcasting Black, created by Dana Selassie, will air on both CITV and the Department’s YouTube channel throughout this week starting today (MON).

The documentary, which premiered last September, showcases Bermuda’s black media and their contributions to the success of the 1959 boycotts through a series of interviews and re-enactments.

Ernest Peets, the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, said: “I've had an opportunity to view Broadcasting Black, and it's an enlightening and engaging film that chronicles an important aspect of Bermuda's history.

"The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs was pleased to support the vision and work of Dr Selassie.

“It's timely that we can offer an encore showing of this groundbreaking documentary, which highlights the very real challenges that black broadcasters faced by the broadcasting establishment at the time.“

Broadcasting Black highlights key players in Bermuda’s media landscape, including Quinton Edness, Jim Woolridge, Ira Philip, Montague Sheppard and Marlene B Landy.

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Published February 15, 2021 at 1:30 pm (Updated February 15, 2021 at 2:08 pm)

Documentary on the work of Black journalists during the theatre boycotts being aired

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