BONUS SCREENING Black History Month Film Festival: John Ware Reclaimed
Streaming Platform: National Film Board
The Mount Royal University community and the Students’ Association of Mount Royal University (SAMRU) are proud to present the third annual Black History Month Film Festival with a virtual twist. The Festival will feature works by BIPOC filmmakers from across the globe. As well, we look forward to connecting authentically with pre and post-film conversations. Free admission (please reserve tickets ahead of the screening). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Click here to find the official movie poster for the Black History Month Film Festival.
John Ware Reclaimed (2020)
The film follows filmmaker Cheryl Foggo on her quest to re-examine the mythology surrounding John Ware, the Black cowboy who settled in Alberta Canada, before the turn of the 20th century. Foggo’s research uncovers who this iconic figure might have been, and what his legacy means in terms of anti-Black racism, both past and present.
*The discussion for this film will include a special Q&A with director Cheryl Foggo and a draw to win a $100 Amazon gift card.