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One of Ours

  • 1h 28m
  • Yasmine Mathurin
  • Canada
  • 2021

Racial profiling sends one young man on a mission to heal his past.

Josiah Wilson was adopted as a baby in Haiti and raised in an Indigenous family in Calgary, Canada.

Years later Josiah is racially profiled at an Indigenous basketball tournament. He is refused the right to play a sport he deeply loves and is exiled from his community. His experience makes the news.

In the aftermath of this hurtful rejection, he is left to examine who he really is. He strives to come to terms with the politics and tensions surrounding his family and community.

With the unwavering support of his loved ones, Josiah embarks on the difficult path of healing from his past. With deep compassion for Josiah’s journey this is an honest portrayal of complicated family dynamics and the struggle for identity under colonialism.

Virtual Q&A with Director Yasmine Mathurin and subject Josiah Wilson: Watch now

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supported by High Commission of Canada

Category “Being Oneself” presented by Soar Communications Group

Director

Yasmine Mathurin

Producer

Laura Perlmutter

Languages

English, Creole

Closed Captions [CC]

English

Country

Canada

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