On the 9th of September we will gather for a special screening of The Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine’s life story in the documentary film Steadfast – The Messenger and The Message. Join us as we celebrate Dr. Augustine’s 85th Birthday co-hosted by Cityline host Tracy Moore and CBC Anchor Dwight Drummond with a birthday reception following the film’s talkback with Dr. Augustine and Director Fahim Hamid Ali.
Steadfast brings us the uplifting story of Dr. Augustine through her first-hand account of her struggles and triumphs told in her own words. It also includes interviews with people who know her personally such as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; former Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. Keith Mitchell; the first Black Miss World, Jennifer Hosten; British actor Joseph Marcell; Grammy-nominated singer Freddy Will and several Members of Parliament and political leaders in Canada. Through re-enactments, the film depicts the courage and determination with which Dr. Augustine fought for the rights of women and African-Canadians.
Thank you to Telefilm Canada, Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, FedDev Ontario and Canada Council for the Arts, official sponsors of the 2022 CaribbeanTales International Film Festival!