This week on End Credits, we’ve got tales to astonish, and they’re both real! In the back half of the show, we will review Summer of Soul, a massive music event you’ve probably never heard of. Before that though, we will talk about another new documentary about someone who may have been one of the greatest Canadian athletes of all time, and you haven’t hard of *her* either.
This Wednesday, November 10, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:
INTERVIEW: Julia Morgan, director of Undeniably Young: Nora Young & the Six Day Race. In the 1930s, a Toronto woman named Nora Young proved herself quite the savant when it came to sports, but her ultimate sporting accomplishment was a famous six-day marathon bike race in Maple Leaf Gardens that made American Gladiators look like a game of hopscotch. Former CFRU volunteer Julia Morgan captured Young’s story in a new short doc appearing next week at the Guelph Film Festival, and she will talk to us about it for this episode.
REVIEW: Summer of Soul (2021). Speaking of documentaries, our feature review this week will focus on a music and cultural event in the summer of 1969 that shaped history and left a lasting impression on everyone who was there to see it in person. Woodstock? No, think 100 miles to the southeast. The Harlem Cultural Festival was held over six weekends in the Summer of ’69, and 40 hours of performances by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone and the 5th Dimension were all captured on film and then lost for five decades. So was it worth the wait?
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