Mike Barber Filmmaker, Race-Talk Contributor

Mike Barber is an independent filmmaker with a particular interest in issues surrounding social justice. He is currently directing “A Past, Denied: The Invisible History of Slavery in Canada,” a feature documentary exploring how a false sense of history--both taught in the classroom and repeated throughout the national historical narrative--impinges on the present. It examines how 200 years of institutional slavery during Canada's formation has been kept out of Canadian classrooms, textbooks and social consciousness. He is currently based in Montreal, Quebec. You can follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/apastdenied (@apastdenied)