Here's a message
from my Toronto friend Susan Poizner who has produced a very cool new
television show about female heroines from Canada's culturally diverse
SNEAK PREVIEW OF MOTHER TONGUE TV SERIES ON SATURDAY
When: Saturday July
2, 2005 @ 12.30 EDT
What: Mother Tongue,
Fighting for Freedom”
For more information:
Those who participated in the development of the
Mother Tongue series can see what the series will look like when it premieres
this fall by tuning in to TVOntario this Saturday at 12.30.
TVO will be playing a new, re-packaged version of the
pilot program about Eliza Parker, a runaway slave and freedom fighter who was
involved in an uprising against slavery in 1851.
In “Eliza Parker: Fighting for Freedom”,
Eliza’s great-great-granddaughter Toni Parker tells her ancestor’s
dramatic story. In the new version there are updated graphics, music, sound-mix
The Mother Tongue series proudly celebrates the
“herstory” of 13 true-life heroines from Canada’s
diverse ethnic communities, ranging from the Chinese in BC to the Acadians in New Brunswick.
The Mother Tongue website is up and running at www.mothertongue.ca
– here you can
explore the stories featured in this year’s series – or submit the
story of one of your ancestors. The top submissions may be chosen to feature
in an upcoming episode of Mother Tongue.
Check the website from time to time to verify
broadcast times for each of the shows as new broadcasters come on board. Also,
broadcasters sometimes need to change their launch dates last minute.