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Aabiziingwashi (#WideAwake) Community Film Screening: Kanehsatake


Fri Nov 10, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
120 mins

Aabiziingwashi (#WideAwake) Community Film Screening: Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

On a hot July day in 1990, an historic confrontation propelled Indigenous issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Québec, into the international spotlight and into the Canadian conscience. Director Alanis Obomsawin endured 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Québec police and the Canadian army. A powerful feature-documentary emerges that takes you right into the action of an age-old Indigenous struggle. The result is a portrait of the people behind the barricades, providing insight into the Mohawks' unyielding determination to protect their land. (1993 - 1 hr 59 mins.)

In partnership with Aabiziingwashi (#WideAwake): NFB Indigenous Cinema on Tour.

Drop in. No registration required. Free program.






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