Six Miles Deep (Clip 4)

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A documentary 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 (also known as the Haudenosaunee or People of the Longhouse) blockade a highway near Caledonia, Ontario to prevent a housing development on land that falls within their traditional territories. The ensuing confrontation makes 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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Sara Roque
Sara Roque
Lea Marin
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
Grant Edmonds
executive producer
Silva Basmajian


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