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The Porter

Directors Charles Officer, R.T. Thorne
Year 2022
Run Time 45min
Genre Drama
Shining a light on a rarely discussed chapter of Canadian history, The Porter tells the story of Junior (Ameen) and Zeke (Rowe), two railway porters and best friends whose lives diverge following a tragedy. Inspired by the real stories of railway porters following the First World War, and culminating in the establishment of the first Black union in North America, this incredible historical drama is both thrilling and eye-opening.

This acclaimed eight-episode series won a Directors Guild of Canada award for Charles Officer, and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.


Charles Officer

Actor, writer and filmmaker Officer’s first feature, Nurse.Fighter.Boy, was nominated for 10 Genies, winning one. Officer also directed the docs Mighty Jerome, The Skin We're In, Unarmed Verses, and Invisible Essence: The Little Prince, as well as the feature Akilla's Escape, which won five CSAs. He has recently directed episodes of Coroner, and executive produced and co-directed The Porter. He’s also the executive producer of the upcoming docs The Art of Dance and Emmanuel.


Aml Ameen, Ronnie Rowe, Mouna Traoré, Loren Lott




BIPOC Stories, Discrimination, History, Social Justice & Politics

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