Balladeer James Bennet satirises the history of Halifax in a song which he composed and sings in honour of the city’s founder. Clad in period costumes, Bennet travels through time against a background of old photographs and paintings, archival and contemporary film footage, until he ultimately finds himself in the midst of the city’s present-day building boom.
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