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Spudwrench - Kahnawake Man

1997 57 min
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This documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin introduces us to Randy Horne, a high steel worker from the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, near Montreal. As a defender of his people's culture and traditions, he was known as "Spudwrench" during the 1990 Oka crisis. Offering a unique look behind the barricades at one man's impassioned defense of sacred territory, the film is both a portrait of Horne and the generations of daring Mohawk construction workers that have preceded him.

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Spudwrench - Kahnawake Man

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This documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin introduces us to Randy Horne, a high steel worker from the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, near Montreal. As a defender of his people's culture and traditions, he was known as "Spudwrench" during the 1990 Oka crisis.

Offering a unique look behind the barricades at one man's impassioned defense of sacred territory, the film is both a portrait of Horne and the generations of daring Mohawk construction workers that have preceded him.
  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • executive producer
    Don Haig
  • script
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • camera
    Savas Kalogeras
    Zoe Dirse
    Martin Duckworth
    Michel Bissonnette
    Yves Beaudoin
  • animation camera
    Pierre Landry
    Lynda Pelley
  • editing
    Donna Read
  • location sound
    Ismaël Cordeiro
    Raymond Marcoux
    Richard Lavoie
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • sound editing
    Wojtek Klis
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • music
    Claude Vendette
    Francis Grandmont

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Education

Ages 14 to 15
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It’s not your history teacher who’s telling you this, it’s a Mohawk: “It’s important to know who you are, where you come from.” Who are you? Where are you from? Imagine a visitor from another planet is asking you these two questions. Using your knowledge of history and your own biography, answer in such a way as to persuade the alien of your identity, as if your life depended on it! (Because if you’re not persuasive, he’ll drag you away to his homeworld…)
Spudwrench - Kahnawake Man
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