Steadfast: The Messenger And the Message

Steadfast: The Messenger And the Message

Directed by: Fahim Hamid Ali
The remarkable story of the woman that founded Black History Month in Canada
In attendance: Director Fahim Hamid Ali & Honorable Dr.Jean August


PLOT : Steadfast: The Messenger and the Message is a heartwarming documentary film that follows the life and career of the Honourable Dr Jean Augustine. As the first Black Canadian woman to serve as a federal Minister of the Crown and Member of Parliament, Dr Augustine remains an immense source of pride and inspiration to the future young leaders of Canada. Her political career spans 12 years and she is widely recognized and applauded for the efforts she made toward equality, multiculturalism and social justice advocacy.  

Fahim Hamid Ali. A filmmaker with a passion for all things Canadian, Fahim Hamid Ali has devoted his artistic journey to uncovering subjects pertinent to life in the country. His previous works Maple Morning and Magical Milton earned rave reviews from critics, and he is celebrated today as one of the most active filmmakers of South Asian origin within Canada. Fahim's approach to filmmaking builds on his three-decade career as a renowned painter and calligraphy artist, having held exhibitions and displays all across the world, including the Vatican, Paris and London.

Length 0h 57min
Year 2021

Cast Jean Augustine, Joseph Marcell, Justin Trudeau,
Distribution Lite It Up

  • Sat, July 9
    9:30 PM
    The Distillery District, Trinity Cinema
    Trinity Street, Toronto

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