Yes, that's right. BET and CBC are collaborating to put out Lawrence Hill's masterpiece, The Book of Negroes (as a TV miniseries).
Yup the same BET of BET: Uncut fame.
And CBC of Mr. Canadian Bigot fame.
I personally think that the book deserves the Spielberg or at least the Spike Lee or at leaaasssst the Tyler Perry treatment. Shoot, I should at least be able to spend 25 dollars on popcorn and see it in the cinema.
But this might have the Roots effect for the twenty-first century.
Just don't let Jason Kenney or John Baird find out that Canadian taxpayer dollars are being used to support an international "terrorist" organization like Black Entertainment Television.