Reel Causes presents One of Ours, a story about Josiah Wilson, who was adopted as a baby in Haiti and raised in a Heiltsuk French Canadian 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 his 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.
An Exploration of Identity, Belonging and Healing
Stay for the post-film conversation. This dynamic panel of speakers, moderated by Reel Causes Curator, Natasha Tony, will pick up on the threads of identity, belonging and healing. Join panelists, Yasmine Mathurin (Director), Jessica Wood (Associate Deputy Minister of the Declaration Act Secretariat), and Kim Haxton (Lateral Liberation Coach) as they explore pathways to healing, rooted in the complexity of family, self-acceptance and community.
Read more about these amazing panelists here.