Director: Alanis Obomsawin Run Time: 119min Genre(s): Documentary
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.
Venue: Taber Public Library
Date: April 17, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM
Ticket price: Free
Event Primary Language: English
1:00 PM Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistence
6:45 PM Room
Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host. Wheelchair accessible.
Taber Public Library, 5415 50 Ave, Taber, AB, T1G 1V2