One of Ours
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One of Ours

  • Yasmine Mathurin
  • Canada
  • 2021
  • 88 min
  • English / Creole
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.

The shifts and surprises in One of Ours are part of what made making it so stimulating: “I never thought a film about a basketball game would turn into a documetnary quite like this.” – POV Magazine

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