Benny Library, 6400 Monkland Avenue Montreal, Quebec  
Mar 21, 2018 | 7:00 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.

Let’s Talk about Reconciliation. Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) in partnerhsip with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), the Indigenous Matters Committee of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) and Library and Archives Canada (LAC).

The director will be present.

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