History of Manawan - Part One

History of Manawan - Part One

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“It’s not how it used to be.” The words of Cézar Néwashish resonate throughout this short documentary that explores the history of the Atikamekw community of Manawan, Quebec. Less than a century old in name, Manawan embodies the experiences of so many Indigenous communities across Canada. Where once they practised their customs freely on a vast territory, the arrival of the Europeans would eventually mean the restriction of their cultural practices and confinement to a reserve named Manawan.

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Credits
  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editor
    Alison Burns
  • sound editor
    Don Ayer
  • original music
    Francis Grandmont
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Sylvain Cajelais
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • voice recording
    Luc Léger
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din