CBC Arts names Jamaican-Canadian Clement Virgo one of the architects of Black filmmaking in Canada.
Virgo is a highly accomplished and prolific writer, director, and producer owner of the production company Conquering Lion Pictures. His credits include more than 150 film and TV episodes, book-to-film adaptations, and prestigious awards from around the globe. His first feature film “Rude” won critical acclaim as the first film to be entirely shot by black Canadian filmmakers. He was also an early member of the Black Film and Video Network BFVN, comprised of black film and TV professionals, a lobby and advocacy group that is one of the most powerful in the industry, giving a voice to creatives in the black community.