“Steadfast – The Messenger And The Message” Documentary Film Featuring The Hon. Dr. Jean Augustine Premieres In Grenada

PR –  The highly anticipated documentary film, “Steadfast – The  Messenger and the Message” directed by Fahim Hamid Ali, tells the uplifting and heartwarming story of  the life of the Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine – undoubtedly a Canadian icon.  

The Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine is known as a trailblazing federal level politician, social activist and  educator. In 1993, she made history as the first African-Canadian woman to be elected to Canada’s  House of Commons. In 1995, she was solely responsible for championing the federal Motion to  designate the month of February as Black History Month in Canada. She succeeded with a unanimous  vote across all party lines.  

Capturing her humble beginnings in Grenada, West Indies, this documentary tells of her many  achievements and laurels after she immigrated to Canada in 1960. The film also includes interviews with  people who have known her personally such as the Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Honourable  Justin Trudeau; the Former Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. The Right Honourable Keith C. Mitchell; the  first black Miss World, Jennifer Hosten; British actor, Joseph Marcell; Grammy-nominated rap artist  Freddy Will and several Members of Parliament and political leaders in Canada and beyond.  Through enactments and firsthand accounts, the film depicts the courage and determination with which  she fought for the rights of women, African-Canadians and the socially disadvantaged.  This invitation only Grenada Red Carpet Premiere of “Steadfast” is taking place on: MONDAY,  NOVEMBER 28th, 2022 at the MOVIE PALACE Cinema – Excel Plaza, Grand Anse, GRENADA.  

A second showing would be held on FRIDAY 2nd DECEMBER, 2022 with limited seating available. Please e-mail filmgrenadawi@gmail.com for DECEMBER showing. 

Watch the film trailer for “Steadfast – The Messenger and the Message” below:  https://youtu.be/MnIiFc-qaCw 

Sponsored by Grenada Tourism Authority, Grenada Film Commission, Grenada Carriacou & Petite  Martinique Film Showcase, Spice Island Beach Resort & Blue Horizons.