review b.c: It's happened since slavery all the way through today, where voices of individuals were suppressed with a knee on the neck, according to CBC. Virgo predicts that past and present racist violence will shape the way viewers see his 2015 miniseries, The Book of Negroes, when it returns to CBC for a three-part encore broadcast from Sunday to Tuesday. The visual horror of George Floyd's death is seared into our collective consciousness, the Canadian director says, because it's symbolic of a hateful, ongoing history.article continues below Trending Stories Year in review B.C. homicide cases continue after suspected B.C. serial killers found dead in MB That's not the first time that image has occurred, said Virgo. Based on Canadian author Lawrence Hill's acclaimed novel, the six-episode epic follows Aminata Diallo, played by Aunjanue Ellis, from her abduction from her West African village as a child, through her lifelong struggle to escape enslavement in the U.S. and return home. We're in a climate now where the dominant conversation is around how do we reconcile our history, and how do we move forward in the future, said Virgo, 54. Revisiting the show, Virgo said he was struck by the modern parallels to our current reckoning with systemic racism. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.