Charles Officer has been chronicling Black Canadian stories in documentaries like The Skin We’re In and Unarmed Verses, which just won the best Canadian Feature Documentary award at Hot Docs. But when he started out, he just wanted to make fiction. And he still can’t get those projects funded.

The Skin We’re In is streaming at CBC. Go to The National Film Board to rent/download Mighty Jerome or to see a trailer for Unarmed Verses.

Here’s that review of Bee Nation that Aliya mentions in the piece.