One of Ours

Josiah Wilson was adopted as a baby in Haiti and raised in an Indigenous family in Calgary, Canada. Years later, when Josiah is racially profiled at an Indigenous basketball tournament and refused the right to play a sport he deeply loves, his experience makes the news. In the aftermath of this hurtful rejection, Josiah is left to examine his identity, his shaken sense of belonging and the complex relationships he has with his family and community.

With the unwavering support of his loved ones, Josiah embarks on the difficult path of healing from his past and finding his footing in the world.


Yasmine Mathurin


Laura Perlmutter
Andrew Nicholas McCann Smith

Executive producer

Jennifer Kawaja

Official selection

Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA, 2022
FIN Atlantic, Canada, 2021
Montreal International Documentary Festival, Canada, 2021
St John’s International Women’s Film Festival, Canada, 2021
Toronto Black Film Festival, Canada, 2022
Cinefest Sudbury, Canada, 2021
Winnipeg Aborginal Film Festival, Canada, 2021

2022 Canadian Screen Awards

Nomination – Ted Rogers Best Feature Lenght Documentary
Nomination – Best Direction, Documentary Program
Nomination – Best Writing, Documentary.

2022 CCE Awards

Winner – Best Editing in Documentary Feature

2021 Hot Docs Film Festival

Winner – Special Jury Prize for Canadian Feature Documentary
Winner – HotDocs Top Ten Audience Favourite


2021 Gimli Film Festival

Winner – On The Rise Award

2021 Calgary International Film Festival

Nomination – Canadian Documentary Feature Jury Prize (Runner-Up)

2021 Regent Park Film Festival

Winner – RPFF Stand Out Film Award

2021 Indie Memphis Film Festival

Winner – Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking