2023 Canadian Screen Awards.

Best Picture Editing, Documentary

Avril Jacobson

BLK: An Origin Story

"Vancouver: Hogan's Alley"


BLK: An Origin Story is a four part doc series that looks beyond the Underground Railroad to explore the Untold Stories of Black Canadians from the 1600s to the present, these four hours aim to show that Black History is Canadian History.

Episode Synopsis:
Before Urban Renewal, before displacement, and before dispersal, there was life. For many years Hogan'™s Alley was the heart of Vancouver'™s Black community. But that community began in the 1850s, when James Douglas, (the father of British Columbia), invited Blacks to settle Vancouver island in an effort to stave off American annexation.

Avril Jacobson




Corus Entertainment

Production Company:

BLK Productions Inc.