Incident at Restigouche

Incident at Restigouche

                                    Incident at Restigouche
| 45 min
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In Incident at Restigouche, filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin delves into the history behind the Quebec Provincial Police (QPP) raids on the Restigouche Reserve on June 11 and 20, 1981. The Quebec government had decided to restrict fishing, resulting in anger among the Mi'kmaq Indians as salmon was traditionally an important source of food and income. Using a combination of documents, news clips, photographs and interviews, this powerful film provides an in-depth investigation into the history-making raids that put justice on trial.

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

Watch as Alanis Obomsawin chronicles 2 raids on the Listuguj Mi'gmaq First Nation (Restigouche) by the Sûreté du Québec following government efforts to impose restrictions on salmon fishing.

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  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • script
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • narrator
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • producer
    Andy Thomson
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • executive producer
    Robert Verrall
    Adam Symansky
  • camera
    Roger Rochat
    Savas Kalogeras
  • sound
    Yves Gendron
    Bev Davidson
  • editing
    Alan Collins
    Wolf Koenig
  • sound editing
    Bill Graziadei
  • animation
    Raymond Dumas

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  • during 5th grade math before recess over the intercom we were asked to meet our buses and that was then my intro to the provincial police that morning.

    waterpig051, 31 Mar 2010