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Steadfast – The Messenger and the Message
Canada, 2023. Directed by Fahim Hamid Ali. 57 min. NR
MNFF, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, Brock University Sociology Dept, Folk Arts Centre, and Future Black Female welcome the Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine to St.Catharines via live Zoom Q&A!
Jean Augustine is a Canadian icon whose legacy has made a lasting impact on society. In the highly anticipated documentary film “Steadfast – The Messenger and the Message” directed by Fahim Hamid Ali, you will witness the unwavering determination of a trailblazing federal level politician, social activist, and educator.
Through captivating enactments and firsthand accounts, the film captures Dr. Augustine’s journey from her humble beginnings in Grenada, West Indies, to her numerous achievements and accolades after immigrating to Canada in 1960. Her life is a testament to the power of perseverance, courage, and the unwavering commitment to fighting for the rights of women, African-Canadians, and the socially disadvantaged.