Upcoming free screening of Canadian documentaries – feature films co-sponsored with the Edmonton Public Library & CBC Radio One
Showing @ the Milner Library Theatre downtown, 7 Churchill SQ. Time: 7-9 p.m.
February 04: The Journey of Lesra Martin …
Directed by Cheryl Foggo / Produced by Selwyn Jacob
Lesra Martin was poor, illiterate and struggling in Brooklyn, NY, when a chance encounter with a group of Canadians shattered his world. Raised in the chaos of the inner city and given a fresh start in Canada, Lesra become a hero when he helped bring justice to wrongfully imprisoned American boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter. Finding the courage to charge his own life, Lesra is now a lawyer and motivational speaker. This film brings together intimate interviews with Lesra, his family and friends. From his home in BC to a poignant return to the streets of his childhood, Lesra reflects on the event that altered his life.