At 7 pm on Feb. 15, 2018, Valour Canada and The Military Museums Foundation, in celebration of Black History Month, welcomed Mr. Anthony Sherwood to The Military Museums to speak about the No. 2 Construction Battalion and the challenges they faced during the First World War.
THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED, but you can VIEW THE LECTURE Above.
About our Speaker!
Anthony Sherwood has established himself as a dynamic force in stage, television and film. As a diversified performer, he has amassed an impressive resume and acclaim for a varied body of work. As a documentary filmmaker, he has tackled some important global issues and some of his documentary films have received numerous national and international awards. He has worked with a very distinguished list of directors and actors.
His company, Anthony Sherwood Productions, specializes in producing documentary films focusing on social justice and human rights issues and has traveled around the world producing compelling projects dealing with HIV/AIDS in Africa, landmines in Bosnia and Cambodia, and youth violence in Jamaica. .
His documentary film, “Honour Before Glory” is the story of Canada’s one and only all-black military battalion that was formed during World War I. The film won a Gemini Award and a Hollywood Black Film Festival Award in Los Angeles. His documentary “Music – A Family Tradition” won a Gemini Award and was nominated for an International Emmy Award. His documentary film, “100 Years of Faith” is the story of one of Canada’s oldest black churches and was featured at the Caribbean International Film Festival in Barbados. For seven years, Sherwood was also the host and narrator for the documentary series “Forbidden Places” on the Discovery Channel. He also wrote and directed several episodes. “Forbidden Places” was nominated for Best Documentary Series on Canadian television for two years in a row.
Sherwood was also the host and writer for the television talk-show, “In the Black” on OMNI Television.”In The Black” was the first program on Canadian television that featured exclusive interviews with prominent African-Canadians.
Credit: IMDB Anthony Sherwood
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