One of Ours

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Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Closed Captions
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Canadian Culture & Issues
Children & Youth
Families & Family Stories
Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Race & Racism
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Yasmine Mathurin
Producer(s):Laura Perlmutter
Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith
Executive Producer(s):Jennifer Kawaja
Writer(s):Yasmine Mathurin
Editor(s):Eui Yong Zong
Cinematography:Iris Ng


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Winner—Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature Documentary

Josiah Wilson was adopted as a baby in Haiti and raised in an Indigenous family in Calgary, Canada. Years later, when Josiah is racially profiled at an Indigenous basketball tournament and refused the right to play a sport he deeply loves, his experience makes the news. In the aftermath of this hurtful rejection, Josiah is left to examine his identity, his shaken sense of belonging and the complex relationships he has with this family and community. With the unwavering support of his loved ones, Josiah embarks on the difficult path of healing from his past and finding his footing in the world. With deep compassion for Josiah's journey, this honest portrayal of complicated family dynamics boldly asks us to create space for non-linear paths to self-acceptance, while revealing the empowering experience of being accepted and loved by your community. Mariam Zaidi

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  • CBC News - INTERVIEW with director Yasmine Mathurin 
  • NOW Magazine - "Gently wades into the aftermath of the messy conflict with no easy answers"
  • CP24: Tonight INTERVIEW with director Yasmine Mathurin and subject Josiah Wilson

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