The story of The Honourable Justice George E. Carter, told by his daughter Linda V. Carter, as he journeys along the path to becoming one of the first Canadian born black Judges in the country. Linda has had a lifelong passion and appreciation for her Canadian, West Indian and African roots, and the story of her father’s pioneering life traces those cultural influences on her family.
Ms. Carter narrates and moderates conversations with her father and his peers as they talk of racial aspects of the time, bonds between communities such as the Blacks and Jews, and how ultimately, Judge Carter was destined to break new ground as a judge. This story is never one of complaint, but one of personal accomplishment forged in a loving family that cherished education.
Judge Carter’s affable style and wit complemented by Linda’s poise and experience as a broadcaster and performer make for a relaxed and easy tone.
Judge Carter’s tale is a solid story of determination, disregard for colour bounds, his integration in to the legal system as a lawyer and a judge, and of the many friends and colleagues whose respect he continued to enjoy in retirement.
‘THE MAKING OF A JUDGE’ is a historical, timely and insightful look at a personal journey of achievement.
“The story of The Honourable Justice George E. Carter as told by his daughter Linda V. Carter. Ms. Carter narrates and moderates conversations with her father and his peers as they talk of racial aspects of the time, bonds between communities such as the Blacks and Jews, and, how ultimately, Judge Carter was encouraged to find his destiny”.
Official Selection – Roxbury International Film Festival 2011
Official Selection – Peachtree Village International FF 2011
Official Selection – San Fransisco Black Film Festival 2011