Rocks at Whiskey Trench (Clip 5)

Rocks at Whiskey Trench (Clip 5)

Alanis Obomsawin
| 37 s
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This feature documentary profiles a key element of the 1990 Oka crisis in which the Mohawk communities of Kahnawake and Kanehsatake stood against the Canadian military and Canadian citizens in a stand-off that turned violent. On August 28, 1990, a convoy of 75 cars left the Mohawk community of Kahnawake and crossed Montreal's Mercier Bridge—straight into an angry mob that pelted the vehicles with rocks. The targets of this violence were Mohawk women, children and elders leaving Kahnawake, in fear of a possible advance by the Canadian army. This film is the fourth in Alanis Obomsawin's landmark series on the Mohawk rebellions that shook Canada in 1990.

This was my last film on the Oka Crisis. Everyone was talking about the rock throwing that was going on, and it always bothered me that we never heard from the people in the cars. They had no voice. So I decided to give them a voice. It was only after this film was done that I felt free, that I could walk away from this subject matter.

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Credits
  • writer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • narrator
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editor
    Yurij Luhovy
  • original music composer
    Claude Vendette
    Francis Grandmont
  • camera
    Roger Rochat
    René Sioui Labelle
    Philippe Amiguet
  • location sound
    Raymond Marcoux
    Ismaël Cordeiro
    Yves St-Jean
  • song
    Margaret Beauvais Jocks
  • sound editor
    Don Ayer
    Tony Reed
  • voice recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • voice
    Guy Nadon
  • drawings
    Robert Verrall
    Susan Phillips
    Conway Jocks
  • research
    Denise Beaugrand-Champagne
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • animation camera
    Pierre Landry
    Thea Pratt
  • re-recording mixer
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner

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