Forthcoming documentary about the Sir George Williams Affair

Directed by Mina Shum and produced by Selwyn Jacob for Pacific & Yukon Studio, Ninth Floor is currently in the final stages of post-production at NFB headquarters in Montreal. Read more:

“With Ninth Floor, …Mina Shum returns to the documentary genre to investigate a defining moment in Canadian race relations and student politics.

The 1969 Sir George Williams Affair, as it’s now known, began quietly enough, when six Caribbean students mounted a protest against perceived racism on the part of lecturer. But it ended in chaos and violence, with riot police storming the occupied ninth floor, and a storm of computer cards raining onto the streets below.” (


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