Our Nationhood

Our Nationhood

| 1 h 36 min
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In this feature documentary, Aboriginal filmmaker and artist Alanis Obomsawin chronicles the determination and tenacity of the Listuguj Mi'gmaq people to use and manage the natural resources of their traditional lands. Our Nationhood provides a contemporary perspective on the Mi'gmaq people's ongoing struggle and ultimate success, culminating in the community receiving an award for Best Managed River from the same government that had denied their traditional rights.

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Credits
  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editor
    Alison Burns
  • original music
    Francis Grandmont
  • writer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • camera
    Philippe Amiguet
    Michel La Veaux
    Yoan Cart
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • location sound
    Raymond Marcoux
    Ismaël Cordeiro
    Glenn Hodgins
  • photo research
    Meilan Lam
  • sound editor
    André Chaput
  • voice recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • voice
    Jean-René Ouellet
  • narration
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • drawings
    Jean Dallaire
  • research
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • animation camera
    Pierre Landry
  • re-recording mixer
    Serge Boivin
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner

  • Nation

    Excellent film about the Mi'gmaq people who stood up for their rights. All my best to them. The 2nd part of the film they would like to log their trees but instead of clear cutting they would like to log the trees selectively. Yes!!!!

    Nation, 11 Nov 2010
  • Je viens de visionner les premières minutes du film. Les séquences initiales ont le pouvoir de m'émouvoir aux larmes. Voici décrit en quelques images, l'histoire d'un peuple déshérité. À suivre...

    HeronBleu, 16 Oct 2010