John Ware Reclaimed 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.
Awards and distinctions
Grand prix long métrage (Regards d'ici)
VUES D'AFRIQUE / Journées du cinéma africain et créole (ONLINE), Montréal
Audience Award for Best Alberta Feature Film
International Film Festival (ONLINE), Calgary
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