"Roots Calling" Film Screening and Dialogue
Women's College Hospital in partnership with the Office of Inclusion and Diversity at the Faculty of Medicine are excited to host a free screening of the documentary Roots Calling for all learners, staff and faculty.
The film will be screened followed by a Q &A with Eddie Gough and the producer of the film, Joel George.
Learners, staff and faculty members across all departments and units are invited to attend and gain an enhanced understanding of the intersections between issues of identity, displacement, mental health and the impacts of colonization. Medical learners will gain knowledge which builds on the CanMEDS role of Health Advocate by gaining a deeper understanding of determinants of health that affect Indigenous communities.
Refreshments and snacks will be available.
About the Film:
Directed by Joel George of Prime Focus Productions, the documentary Roots Calling follows the story of Eddie Gough, who was adopted at six months old, he began a life separated from his Indigenous roots. After a long struggle with feeling displaced and despising his own reflection, Eddie sets out on a journey to reconnect with his home community of Wikwemikong First Nation on Manitoulin Island during Pow Wow celebrations in search of his true identity.
Watch the Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5BtfgQfeUU
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