Magazine article Screen International

Northern Banner Acquires Canadian Rights to 'This Is North Preston' (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Northern Banner Acquires Canadian Rights to 'This Is North Preston' (Exclusive)

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Distributor’s credits include Embrace Of The Serpent, The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki.

Northern Banner Releasing has picked Canadian rights to the hot-button documentary This Is North Preston ahead of its world premiere at Whistler Film Festival.

The film focuses on North Preston, Canada’s largest black community that started out as a safe haven for escaped slaves and in recent years has been tainted with a reputation for being a hotbed of pimping and human trafficking.

Director Jaren Hayman explores the community’s decline, its violence, economic struggle, and systemic racism, through the eyes of the pimps, trafficking victims, politicians, police, and community members seeking to change the narrative. …

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