The Book of Negroes

Director: Clement Virgo Year: 2015 Run Time: 265min

This CBC mini-series is based on the internationally celebrated novel by Canadian author Lawrence Hill. A compelling tale of loss, courage, love and the triumph of the human spirit, it follows the extraordinary journey of Aminata Diallo (Ellis), an indomitable African woman. In 1750, 11-year-old Aminata is kidnapped from her village in West Africa and begins a rich journey that takes her through the harrowing ordeal of slavery, to the turmoil of the American Revolution and ultimately to freedom in the British colony of Nova Scotia. Brilliant and determined, Aminata is a remarkable heroine whose unshakeable connection to her own African heritage guides her over unimaginable obstacles in her quest for freedom and ultimately allows her to assume the mantle of leadership for which she is destined. Deeply moving and inspiring, The Book of Negroes explores painful historical realities through the unblinking eyes of a strong female protagonist whose story will stay with you long after the telling.


Clement Virgo


Lawrence Hill, Clement Virgo


Damon D'Oliveira, Clement Virgo


Aunjanue Ellis, Lyriq Bent





Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
PG Manitoba
14A New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
14A Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
PG Ontario
14A Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon