2024 Canadian Screen Awards.

Best Photography, Documentary or Factual

Ashley Iris Gill, Keenan Lynch

Black Community Mixtapes

"Hip Hop"


KhaRå Martin, a young filmmaker and actor embarks on a quest to rediscover significant Black social movements in Canada. Black Community Mixtapes breathes new life into the personal archives gathered by individual Canadians and shines a light on life-changing moments that ignited Canadian Black History.

Episode Synopsis:
Some people believe that Canadian hip-hop started with Drake. With former Much Music VJs, Michael Williams, Master T and community radio deejays, this episode charts Canadian Hip Hop's early beginnings from Michie Mee and Maestro to Drake and in the process uncover a rich history of cultural activism.

Ashley Iris Gill, Keenan Lynch




Rogers Sports & Media

Production Company:

OYA Media Group