North was our Canaan2020

Library resources aid documentary headed to Montreal Independent Film Fest

Anushray Singh, director of the historical documentary “The North was our Canaan,” films footage in the Leddy Library.

Lights, camera, library? A local film headed to the Montreal Independent Film Fest sheds light on the importance of primary resources to capture historic stories.

The North Was Our Canaan is a local documentary that shares the story of those who crossed the Detroit River into Sandwich seeking freedom from slavery. Directed by Anushray Singh (MFA 2020) and produced by local historian Irene Moore Davis and Leddy librarian Heidi Jacobs, it features the voices of descendants residing in historic Sandwich Town.


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