The story of Josiah Wilson, a Black twentysomething born in Haiti where he was adopted by a pair of Canadians - a white mother and an Indigenous father - as he navigates his identity.
Josiah Wilson was adopted as a baby in Haiti and raised in an Indigenous 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 this 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.
"Powerfully intimate and moving story."
"It’s a moving and unsettling film."
"One of Ours is a thought-provoking work."
"Stellar debut feature."
"This intimate coming of age story adeptly and lovingly examines the nuances of race, sexuality and family relationships."
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"One of Ours leads Hot Docs Audience Award rankings on Day 1."
"An intricately conceived film that shows there is no one size fits all approach to healing, One of Ours is a thought-provoking work."
"A fascinating and thought-provoking look at issues of racial identity and self-acceptance, with a lot of different layers to unpack."
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