Dear Jackie on Bhum Bhum Time.
CKUT’s Bhum Bhum Time first show live from our studios since closing down due to the pandemic, included an interview with director Henri Pardo, and educator Keith Riley on the themes and issues depicted in the film Dear Jackie. This interview was in advance of the screening that took place at Montreal’s oldest black church Union United Church in Little Burgundy. Inspired by a Master’s Thesis written by historian Dorothy Williams entitled The Jackie Robinson Myth: Social Mobility and Race in Montreal 1920 - 1960, much of Dear Jackie’s narrative resides in the history and citizens of Little Burgundy. The screening at Union United was bringing the film home and the place was packed, requiring an overflow screening in the church basement. Bhum Bhum Time is also featured in the film to give voice to the films themes of racial injustice, police brutality, economic struggle, pride, history, mental health and more. Produced by CKUT allum (shout out to The Hearing Trumpet) Katarina Soukup (Catbird Films. Look out for this film!