Black and Indigenous Realities: an RCtv Livestream Series

REEL CANADA’s Anti-Racism Programme centres on a series of three interactive livestreams featuring Canadian films that address Black and Indigenous Realities in Canada. Students watch the films that correspond with each livestream, and then log into an interactive experience with the filmmakers, and with their peers from across the country. 

Join us for our upcoming livestream

RCtv: Black and Indigenous Realities in Canada will explore the intersection of Black and Indigenous experiences, as addressed by the films Mighty Jerome and Rustic Oracle. 

Join the filmmakers Charles Officer and Sonia Bonspille Boileau, along with hosts Garvia Bailey and Jason Ryle, as they lead an interactive, nationwide discussion with students across Canada.


On National Canadian Film Day – Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at the following times:

For those who can’t join live, engagement activities and a recording of the event will also be available.

What is it? 

  • An interactive, online event that uses film to spark thoughtful conversation around inequality and racism in Canada. 
  • Students watch two films (see below) and take part in a meaningful dialogue with the filmmakers, and with their peers across the country. 
  • Students engage on our interactive platform through polls, Q&A, chat, discussion boards, etc. 
  • The programme comes with lesson plans, sensitivity support resources, extension activities, and of course, access to the films.
  • Suitable for in-class or remote learning, for Grades 9 and above

And it’s entirely free of charge

Special Guests

Charles Officer

Director of Mighty Jerome

Sonia Bonspille Boileau

Director of Rustic Oracle

Garvia Bailey


Jason Ryle


About the Films

Mighty Jerome 

Harry Jerome, a Black Canadian athlete, was the country’s most promising track star during a time of political turmoil and racial conflict, when a life-changing leg injury led everyone to believe that his racing days were over. A triumphant story of courage and redemption.



Rustic Oracle

In this heartfelt feature, 8-year-old Ivy is trying to understand what happened to her big sister after she vanished from their small Mohawk community. A story of hope, growth, awakening and love.


Recorded Livestreams

It’s not too late to participate in our first two livestreams! While the sessions build on each other, they are also designed as stand-alone experiences, so teachers can sign up for one, two, or all three:


Black Realities in Canada:  addressing anti-Black racism with filmmaker Charles Officer (The Skin We’re In)

Indigenous Realities in Canada:  addressing anti-Indigenous racism in Canada with filmmaker Sarain Fox (Rise)


With recorded livestreams, students can still log in to our interactive platform to read and contribute to the extensive online discussion!

A printable PDF version of this page is available here. If you have any questions, please write to [email protected].