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Alanis Obomsawin A legacy

Closed box set

An exclusive 12-disc DVD box set of films by internationally renowned director Alanis Obomsawin.

Featuring never-before-seen bonus material and new short films.

Add this exceptional, collectable treasure to your home, school or institution today.

For orders outside Canada and the U.S., for resale purposes, or for loans to patrons by public libraries, contact the NFB Client Relations & Support team.

What’s in the box set

Containing 21 moving and essential films, and curated by Alanis Obomsawin herself, this collection offers seven never-before-seen bonus titles, four short films making their premieres in this release, and a full-colour 44-page booklet with an introduction by Jason Ryle. The films are available in English and French, with some Cree versions. This is a lifetime of learning in one box set.

Booklet

Be the first to see the world premieres of Wabano: The Light of the Day, The Spirit of the Tŝilhqot’in People is Hovering over the Supreme Court and more!

Wabano: The Light of the Day
Wabano: The Light of the Day (2022)
The Spirit of the Tŝilhqot’in People is Hovering over the Supreme Court
The Spirit of the Tŝilhqot’in People is Hovering over the Supreme Court (2023)
Alanis Obomsawin, C.C., G.O.Q., C.A.L.Q.
Photo credit: Stephan Ballard

Alanis Obomsawin

One of the most acclaimed Indigenous filmmakers in the world, Alanis Obomsawin came to cinema with a background in performance and storytelling. Hired by the NFB as a consultant in 1967, she has created an extraordinary body of work—65 films and counting—including landmark documentaries like Incident at Restigouche (1984) and Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993). The Abenaki director has received numerous international awards, accolades and honours, and her work has been showcased at venues across the globe, including a 2008 retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

Find old favourites and uncover new treasures in this must-have collection.

1

DVD 1

  • Christmas at Moose Factory (1971, 13 min)
  • Sounds From Our People: Cold Journey (1979, 29 min)
  • Sounds From Our People: Cree Way (1979, 29 min)
  • Amisk (1977, 40 min)
2

DVD 2

  • Sounds From Our People: Mother of Many Children (1979, 29 min)
  • Sounds From Our People: Old Crow (1979, 29 min)
  • Sounds From Our People: Gabriel Goes to the City (1979, 29 min)
3

DVD 3

  • Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair (2021, 29 min)
  • Upstairs with David Amram (2021, 16 min)
  • Bill Reid Remembers (2021, 24 min)
  • The Spirit of the Tŝilhqot’in People Is Hovering Over the Supreme Court (2023, 18 min)– WORLD PREMIERE!
4

DVD 4

  • Wabano: The Light of the Day (2022, 31 min)– WORLD PREMIERE!
  • Trick or Treaty? (2014, 85 min)
5

DVD 5

  • Walking Is Medicine (available in Cree) (2017, 5 min)
  • Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger (2019, 65 min)
6

DVD 6

  • Hi-Ho Mistahey! (2013, 100 min)
  • BONUS: Kattawapiskak Elementary School (2023, 1 min)
  • BONUS: Outdoor Art Gallery (2023, 8 min)
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7

DVD 7

  • Hi-Ho Mistahey! (Cree version)
8

DVD 8

  • Our People Will Be Healed (2017, 97 min)
  • BONUS: Let’s Study Treaty No. 5 (2023, 11 min) 
9

DVD 9

  • The People of the Kattawapiskak River (available in Cree) (2012, 50 min)
  • BONUS: The People of the Kattawapiskak River: Six Months Later (available in Cree) (2012, 6 min)
  • BONUS: The Federal Court Hearing (available in Cree) (2023, 19 min)
10

DVD 10

  • Don Burnstick in Kattawapiskak (2021, 26 min) – WORLD PREMIERE!
  • Theo Fleury Visits Kattawapiskak (2021, 13 min) – WORLD PREMIERE!
11

DVD 11

  • We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice (2016, 163 min)
  • BONUS: The Retaliation Hearings (2023, 16 min)
  • BONUS: Important to Us (2023, 6 min)
12

DVD 12

  • French versions of films on DVD 11

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