Thu Nov 14 2019
Ninth Floor (2015), directed by Mina Shum. Photo: Véro Boncompagni
In conjunction with Vincent Meessen's exhibition Blues Klair, The Power Plant is pleased to present Ninth Floor (2015). Director Mina Shum makes her foray into feature documentary by reopening the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race relations – the infamous Sir George Williams Riot. Over four decades after a group of Caribbean students accused their professor of racism, triggering an explosive student uprising, Shum locates the protagonists and listens as they set the record straight, trying to make peace with the past.