Aug 27, 2017 | 1:00 pm
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993 | 1 h 59 min), by Alanis Obomsawin
On a July day in 1990, a confrontation propelled Native issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Quebec, into the international spotlight. Director Alanis Obomsawin spent 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Quebec police and the Canadian army. This powerful documentary takes you right into the action of an age-old Aboriginal struggle. The result is a portrait of the people behind the barricades.
Part of TIFF’s Canada On Screen series.