Black History Month: Special Virtual Screening "Willie"

23.02.2021

registration deadline: February 15

Black History Month: Special Virtual Screening "Willie" - registration deadline: February 15
 

The Embassy of Canada has partnered with the US Embassy in Vienna to invite you to participate in a virtual screening of the documentary film Willie as well as a special online panel discussion.
 
The film speaks to issues of anti-racism and equality as it highlights the lived experiences and significance of Willie O’Ree as the first Black player in the National Hockey League.
 
Participants will receive an invitation that will allow them to virtually screen the film between February 19 and 26 – free of charge and as many times as they’d like!
The global panel discussion will be available on February 23, 15h Vienna time (6:00amPST/9:00amEST /2:00pm Universal Coordinated Time)

Speakers:
Willie O'Ree, Laurence Mathieu-Leger (director and co-producer)
Bryant McBride (co-producer), filmmakers of the critically-acclaimed documentary Willie
Blake Bolden, first black woman to play in the National Women’s Hockey League and current scout for the LA Kings
 
WANT TO PARTICIPATE?
Register with us via mail to VIENNGR@international.gc.ca
Deadline: Please register before February 15th
We will send out a formal invitation with the screening link to the registered E-Mails individually


We are inviting you to share this information
within your networks in order to enjoy never-before-seen home movie footage, original interviews, and first-person accounts from Willie’s friends and family across North America.  Each participant must register individually with the Embassy via the email address above.

Special Virtual Screening "Willie" - Documentary Film
Special Virtual Screening "Willie" - Documentary Film, 2021