Learn about Niagara Falls’ Underground Railroad at a free screening on Thursday

Documentary host Anthony Morgan seen with archeologist Heather Lackos at The Cataract House. (Courtesy: Attraction)


A free documentary screening and panel discussion on the heroes of Niagara Falls’ Underground Railroad is happening at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema on Thursday. 

Described as a documentary where “science and history collide,” the screening of The Nature of Things: Secret Agents of the Underground Railroad, is taking place at 6:30 p.m.

The documentary is “a revealing, scientific exploration of how a Niagara Falls, New York hotel, The Cataract House, became the focal point for a 19th-century North American Black Resistance movement,” their press release reads.

Alongside host Anthony Morgan, a team of archaeologists is featured in the film working to recover parts of the hotel’s foundation, which unearths new knowledge about those involved in the 1800s operation.

Following the screening, a panel moderated by Black Screen Office Executive Director and Co-Founder Joan Jenkinson, will feature key members of the documentary team including Saladin Allah, Adrian Callender, Anthony Morgan and Richard Jean-Baptiste. 

The screening is in partnership with CBC, Black Screen Office and Attraction.
Tickets are free though seats must be reserved online.



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