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Black and Indigenous identity issues are the focus of the powerfully intimate

documentary, One of Ours being co-presented by World Community and the

Immigrant Welcome Centre. *Coarse language


The film follows Haitian-born Josiah Wilson, who was adopted as a baby by an

Indigenous father and white mother living in Calgary. Wilson is part of the Heiltsuk First

Nation, alongside his father and siblings. But his sense of belonging was shattered in

2016 when the organizers behind the All-Native Basketball Tournament invoked a blood

quantum rule to disqualify the young man from participating with his peers.


With deep compassion for Josiah's journey, Filmmaker Yasmine Mathurin considers the

role experience, connection and affection plays when forming identity, and the role

community can play on the path to healing.


The film won a Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs and will be

available online at any time from Friday September 24 through Sunday September 26.


CLICK HERE to fill out a SURVEY about the film.

  • Runtime
    88 minutes
  • Language
    English