Nunavut Public Library presents Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

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Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

Director: Alanis Obomsawin Run Time: 119min Genre(s): Documentary

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In July of 1990, the Oka Crisis was a critical moment in contemporary Canadian history and a turning point for Indigenous affairs. That summer, as the small Quebec community was thrust into the international spotlight, master filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin spent 78 nail-biting days filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks of Kanehsatake, Quebec, the Quebec police and the Canadian army.

This powerful documentary takes you right to the heart of the action, painting a sensitive and deeply affecting portrait of the people behind the barricades.

Winner of the Toronto International Film Festival’s Best Canadian Feature Film prize.

Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - PG
Manitoba - PG
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - PG
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - G
Saskatchewan - PG
Yukon - PG
Film language(s): English

Venue: Unikkaarvik Visitor's Center - Iqaluit Centennial Library

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host. Wheelchair accessible.

Unikkaarvik Visitor's Center - Iqaluit Centennial Library, 220 Sinaa, Iqaluit, NU, X0A 0H0
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  Pre-NCFD Event
Free Admission