Six Miles Deep

Six Miles Deep

                                Six Miles Deep
| 43 min

This short documentary offers a portrait of a group of women who led their community, the largest reserve in Canada, Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve, in an historic blockade to protect their land.

On February 28, 2006, members of the Iroquois Confederacy blockaded a highway near Caledonia, Ontario to prevent a housing development on land that falls within their traditional territories. The ensuing confrontation made national headlines for months. Less well-known is the crucial role of the clan mothers of the community who set the rules for conduct. When the community's chiefs ask people to abandon the barricades, it is the clan mothers who overrule them, leading a cultural reawakening in their traditionally matriarchal community.

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  • executive producer
    Silva Basmajian
  • writer
    Sara Roque
  • director
    Sara Roque
  • producer
    Lea Marin
  • editor
    Katharine Asals
  • director of photography
    Stanislaw Barua
  • sound recordist
    Sanjay Mehta
  • original music
    Edgardo Moreno
  • opening narration
    Lorna Hill
  • visual researcher
    Jivan Nagra
  • sound edit
    Grant Edmonds
  • mix
    Grant Edmonds