The People of the Kattawapiskak River - Katawapiskak Sipiwi Ininiwak (Cree Version)

The People of the Kattawapiskak River - Katawapiskak Sipiwi Ininiwak (Cree Version)

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The people of the Attawapiskat First Nation, a Cree community in northern Ontario, were thrust into the national spotlight in 2012 when the impoverished living conditions on their reserve became an issue of national debate. With The People of the Kattawapiskak River, Abenaki director Alanis Obomsawin quietly attends as community members tell their own story, shedding light on a history of dispossession and official indifference. “Obomsawin's main objective is to make us see the people of Attawapiskat differently,” said Robert Everett-Green in The Globe & Mail. “The emphasis, ultimately, is not so much on looking as on listening — the first stage in changing the conversation, or in making one possible.” Winner of the 2013 Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary, the film is part of cycle of films that Obomsawin has made on children’s welfare and rights.

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  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • writer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editor
    Alison Burns
  • camera
    René Sioui Labelle
    Martin Duckworth
    Philippe Amiguet
    Alan Poon
    Adam George Makarenko
  • location sound
    Glenn Hodgins
    Brian Horrell
  • music composer
    Normand Guilbeault
  • narration
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Mathieu Leroux
  • voice recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Mathieu Leroux
  • sound editor
    Don Ayer
  • mixer
    Shelley Craig
  • research
    Alanis Obomsawin
    Katherine Kasirer
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din