September 9, 2022

Steadfast – The Messenger and The Message


Directed by Fahim Ali

Caribbean Tales

Photo courtesy of the artist


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!

Dates & Times

September 9
120 mins

7:30pm – Introduction

8pm – Film

9pm – Q&A


Harbourfront Centre Theatre

231 Queens Quay West
Toronto, Ontario

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Keywords Film