Sep 24, 2017 | 2:00 pm
Le petit Caughnawaga (2008 | 48 min), par Reaghan Tarbell
Delve into the Mohawk community in this feature-length documentary about the steel workers who hold a special place in North American history. The iconic New York skyline, with all its monuments to modernity, is the fruit of their labour. And while the men were scraping the skies, the women had their feet firmly on the ground, sustaining a vibrant community in the heart of Brooklyn.
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.
Free admission. More information here.
Films presented in French.