Kanehsatake 270 Years of Resistance (Mohawk Version)

Kanehsatake 270 Years of Resistance (Mohawk Version)

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In July 1990, a dispute over a proposed golf course to be built on Kanien’kéhaka (Mohawk) lands in Oka, Quebec, set the stage for a historic confrontation that would grab international headlines and sear itself into the Canadian consciousness. Director Alanis Obomsawin—at times with a small crew, at times alone—spent 78 days behind Kanien’kéhaka lines filming the armed standoff between protestors, the Quebec police and the Canadian army. Released in 1993, this landmark documentary has been seen around the world, winning over a dozen international awards and making history at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it became the first documentary ever to win the Best Canadian Feature award. Jesse Wente, Director of Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office, has called it a “watershed film in the history of First Peoples cinema.”

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Credits
  • writer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editor
    Yurij Luhovy
  • camera
    Roger Rochat
    Jean-Claude Labrecque
    Philippe Amiguet
    Susan Trow
    François Brault
    Barry Perles
    Zoe Dirse
    Jocelyn Simard
    André-Luc Dupont
    Savas Kalogeras
  • location sound
    Raymond Marcoux
    Robert Verebely
    Ismaël Cordeiro
    Marie-France Delagrave
    Catherine Van Der Donckt
    Serge Fortin
    Juan Gutiérrez
  • original music composer
    Claude Vendette
    Francis Grandmont
  • sound editor
    Tony Reed
    Don Ayer
  • voice
    Jack Burning
    Herbie Barnes
  • research
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • narrator
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • original drawings
    Robert Verrall
  • re-recording mixer
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • voice recording
    Michel Chalut
  • animation camera
    Pierre Landry
    Lynda Pelley
  • producer
    Wolf Koenig
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • executive producer
    Colin Neale