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Q&A with director Cheryl Foggo

Hosted by Shae Abbott-McLeod

Cheryl Foggo is an award-winning author, playwright, and filmmaker whose work over the last 30 years has focused on the lives of Western Canadians of African descent. She directed the short film Kicking Up a Fuss: The Charles Daniels Story and is a recipient of the Sondra Kelly Award from the Writers Guild of Canada, as well as the 2015 Alberta Literary Award for Drama from the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. She has also worked as a story editor and script consultant in television and film, and wrote and directed the documentary The Journey of Lesra Martin for the NFB. A well-known author, she has been published in dozens of anthologies. Her books include the recently released 30th-anniversary edition of Pourin’ Down Rain: A Black Woman Claims Her Place in the Canadian West; the young adult novels One Thing That’s True and I Have Been in Danger; and a children’s picture book, Dear Baobab. John Ware Reclaimed is her second directing project with the NFB.

Shaela Abbott-McLeod Is a third year student at Trent university and a powerful activist in her community. She studies English with a focus on the representation of the Black body in literature. In her community she is a member of BLM Nogojiwanong and is a board member of The Arthur Newspaper. Shaela also runs a podcast with her sister called “Black Girls Chatter” where they cover the difficult topics surrounding race and racism. In the past, Shaela has worked with reframe to interview directors of the the films “Above the Law” and “Our Dance of Revolution” and host a panel involving community figures.