Item 2019-067/001(01) - 2nd Carnival Montreal 75

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2nd Carnival Montreal 75

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  • [1975 or 1976] (Creation)

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1 video file ( 9 sec. ; 0.357 GB) : MOV, col., si.

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Item consists of a Black-Canadian family’s home movie featuring Carifesta crowds and performers.

Donor(s) and project contributed description follows: “This footage was shot in the mid-1970s and marks one of the first Montreal Caribbean Carnival celebrations in the city. Heather’s parents, Richard and Althea Seaman, brought her and her siblings, Hazel and Herbert, to see their first few parades as spectators. In later years, the family was occasionally involved as participants – whether helping to create costumes, build floats or march in the annual parade. The summer event was launched to celebrate and showcase the Caribbean culture and heritage of immigrants, who were born on one of the diverse islands or those who had ancestry there. While Toronto started their Caribbean Carnival – Caribana - in 1967 as a tribute to Canada’s centennial celebrations, Montrealers held their first Carifiesta parade and festival in 1975.”

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Digitized from Super 8mm Kodachrome film.

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2020/02/21 KCP. Created.

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