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      John Ware Reclaimed

      2020 1h 11m Documentary List
      Reviews 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. Read More Read Less

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      Sarah-Tai Black Globe and Mail It's obvious that heart is clearly something that Foggo brings to this project in spades, but unfortunately it is the film's lack of craft, creative accomplishment and narrative direction that will likely leave audiences wondering what they have learned. Feb 11, 2021 Full Review Alex Heeney Seventh Row Cheryl Foggo's moving, enlightening, and appropriately infuriating new documentary, John Ware Reclaimed, attempts to reclaim not just John Ware's story from the biased history books but the history of Black Canadians in the prairies. Oct 23, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis 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.
      Director
      Cheryl Foggo
      Producer
      Bonnie Thompson, David Christensen
      Screenwriter
      Cheryl Foggo
      Production Co
      National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 11m
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