A group of East Preston’s youth and seniors will showcase heroes from their community on Saturday morning.

An African-Nova Scotian historical hero will be chosen to be the subject of an upcoming film that the youth and seniors will research, write and film together with Pink Dog Productions.

“There’s just not enough material for the teachers to engage kids in the incredible, rich history of African Nova Scotians,” says co-owner of Pink Dog Productions, Dawn Harwood-Jones.
The film and a related lesson plan will be available online as a teaching tool.

The idea for the video was born out of a project conceived by RCMP Cpl. Craig Smith.

The ‘Empowerful’ project is Smith’s effort to inspire African Nova-Scotian youth to partner with the seniors in their communities and make films that tell the stories of African-Nova Scotian heroes.

This film is a pilot project that Harwood-Jones hopes will open the doors to similar projects in six other communities.

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