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John Ware Reclaimed

Cheryl Foggo
2020 | 71 min
English

Selections and Awards

  • Official SelectionCalgary International Film Festival, Calgary, Alberta (2020)

  • Official SelectionVancouver International Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada (2020)


Long synopsis


1-Liner and 2-Liner


Q&A WITH FILMMAKER CHERYL FOGGO

Promo Clip

Excerpt #1: Racism in Canada

Excerpt #2: Black contemporaries

Images

Shaun Robinson
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Director Cheryl Foggo and actor Fred Whitfield
Shaun Robinson
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Actor Fred Whitfield as John Ware
Shaun Robinson
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Actor Fred Whitfield as John Ware
Shaun Robinson
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Shaun Robinson
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Shaun Robinson
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Actor Fred Whitfield as John Ware
Shaun Robinson
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Actor Fred Whitfield as John Ware
Shaun Robinson
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Actor Fred Whitfield as John Ware
Shaun Robinson
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Actor Fred Whitfield as John Ware
From Film: Cheryl Foggo discusses her family history with her brother Richard
From Film: Cheryl Foggo with Author/Professor Bertrand Bickersteth
From Film: Kris Demeanor and Miranda Martini perform '18 Hours' from the play 'John Ware Reimagined From the Film: Miranda Martini, Cheryl Foggo's daughter, performs 'Mildred's Lullaby ' from the play 'John Ware Reimagined'
From Film: Cheryl Foggo examines a photograph of John Ware
From Film: Western songwriter Corb Lund
From Film: Cheryl Foggo exploring John Ware archives with Mary Mallory
From Film: Cheryl Foggo with Michelle Thrush
From Film: Lawrence Hill, author
NFB
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Recording session with Cheryl Foggo
Shaun Robinson
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Cheryl Foggo directing
Shaun Robinson
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Director Cheryl Foggo and Producer Bonnie Thompson

Team


Cheryl Foggo
Filmmaker
Biography
Photo
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Cheryl Foggo

Cheryl Foggo is an award-winning author, playwright, and filmmaker whose work over the last 30 years has focused on the lives of Western Canadians of African descent. She directed the short film Kicking Up a Fuss: The Charles Daniels Story and is a recipient of the Sondra Kelly Award from the Writers Guild of Canada, as well as the 2015 Alberta Literary Award for Drama from the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. She has also worked as a story editor and script consultant in television and film, and wrote and directed the documentary The Journey of Lesra Martin for the NFB. A well-known author, she has been published in dozens of anthologies. Her books include the recently released 30th-anniversary edition of Pourin’ Down Rain: A Black Woman Claims Her Place in the Canadian West; the young adult novels One Thing That’s True and I Have Been in Danger; and a children’s picture book, Dear Baobab. John Ware Reclaimed is her second directing project with the NFB.


Bonnie Thompson
Producer (NFB)
Biography
Photo
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Bonnie Thompson

Veteran National Film Board producer Bonnie Thompson has worked on more than 70 documentary, interactive, and animation productions out of the North West Studio. Her work has aired on national and international television and online, and has screened at prestigious festivals in Canada and worldwide.

Bonnie’s credits include Birth of A Family, which premiered at the 2017 Hot Docs film festival; Skin for Skin, an animated short that premiered at 2017 Fantasia; the feature documentary Angry Inuk, which won the Hot Docs Audience Award, the People’s Choice Award at TIFF’s annual Canada’s Top 10 Festival, and several other honours; the Oscar-nominated animated short Wild Life; and the online interactive documentary Bear 71, which won a Webby and was named FWA Site of the Year.


David Christensen
Executive Producer (NFB)
Biography
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David Christensen

David Christensen is an Executive Producer at the National Film Board of Canada. He manages the North West Studio, which oversees NFB documentary, animation, and interactive production in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Recent films from the North West Studio include Tasha Hubbard’s “We Will Stand Up”, “Supreme Law” directed by Katerina Cizek, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril’s “Angry Inuk”, “ WALL”, directed by Cam Christiansen, and “Metamorphosis”, directed by Nova Ami and Velcro Ripper. In total, the NWS has about 25-30 projects in development and production at any one time.

Credits

The NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA Presents

JOHN WARE RECLAIMED

DIRECTED BY
Cheryl Foggo   

PRODUCED BY
Bonnie Thompson
David Christensen

WRITTEN BY
Cheryl Foggo

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Douglas Munro

EDITOR
Margot McMaster

ORIGINAL SONGS COMPOSED BY
Miranda Martini and Corb Lund 

ORIGINAL SCORE COMPOSED BY
Alec Harrison

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
David Christensen

© 2020 NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA.  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED



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