Oct 24, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Je m’appelle Kahentiiosta (1996 | 29 min), by Alanis Obomsawin
This documentary short by Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Kahentiiosta, a young Kahnawake Mohawk woman arrested after the Oka Crisis’ 78-day armed standoff in 1990. She was detained 4 days longer than the other women. Her crime? The prosecutor representing the Quebec government did not accept her aboriginal name.
Le peuple de la rivière Kattawapiskak (2012 | 50 min), by Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin’s documentary The People of the Kattawapiskak River exposes the housing crisis faced by 1,700 Cree in Northern Ontario, a situation that led Attawapiskat’s band chief, Theresa Spence, to ask the Canadian Red Cross for help. With the Idle No More movement making front page headlines, this film provides background and context for one aspect of the growing crisis.
Le peuple de la rivière Kattawapiskak – 6 mois plus tard (2012 | 6 min), by Alanis Obomsawin
Documents where things stand 6 months after the housing crisis.
Victory Song: A Tribute to Alanis Obomsawin. More information here.
Films presented in French.