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Film Friday: John Ware Reclaimed

February 9 @ February 9 - February 9

We are exited to share screening of new, relevant, thought-provoking documentary films from the National Film Board with our community.

John Ware Reclaimed  by Cheryl Foggo  2020 | 73 min | English

Is it possible to love someone who dies before you were born? Cheryl Foggo believes so. John Ware Reclaimed follows filmmaker Foggo on her quest to uncover the complex story of John Ware, a Black cowboy and rancher who settled in Alberta prior to the turn of the 20th century. As she endeavors to dig past the racist myths and mistellings surrounding Ware, she recalls her childhood in Calgary, Alberta, her own experiences of racism, and her family’s history as part of the 1910 migration to western Canada to escape violence in the southern United States. She also evokes the suppressed history of thriving Black presence in the Parries: the Black pioneers who lived, worked, and raised families in the west


February 9
February 9


Sidney/North Saanich Branch Library
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