Barbara Howard

screens: 
Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 20:30
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 13:30
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 10:00
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 11:45
location: 
Vancity Theatre (April 11)
1181 Seymour St.
Roundhouse Community Centre (April 12 & 14)
181 Roundhouse Mews
tickets: 
$9 adult; $6 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Director: 
Gordon McLennan
length: 
4min
year: 
2014
country: 
Canada

In 1938, while still in high school, Barbara Howard set a new record in sprinting and found herself on the Canadian team bound for Sydney, Australia. As a black female athlete, she became a media sensation as she prepared to run the race of her life.

film program: 
Director's Bio: 
Gordon McLennan is an award-winning writer, director and producer of feature films and documentaries. Recently, Gordon has been working on interactive web-based film projects that use mobile devices to receive content at specific geographical locations. One such project is BlackStrathcona (www.blackstrathcona.com), an innovative film and new media project celebrating Vancouver’s first and last black community.