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GFF's 2021 Indigenous Film Series is sponsored by the Canada Media Fund! Stories of and by indigenous peoples from around the world and from right here in Manitoba, Treaty 1 territory and the traditional lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

 

Acknowledging this truth is important yet only a small part in cultivating strong relationships with Indigenous communities. Please see the resource links below for more history and perspectives:

 

·        Whose Land

·        Native Land

·        First Nations and Treaty Areas in Manitoba

·        Winnipeg’s Indigenous Accord


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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

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    English / French / Creole
  • Country
    Canada
  • Rating
    PG
  • Director
    Yasmine Mathurin