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Waban-Aki : peuple du soleil levant

Waban-Aki : peuple du soleil levant

| 1 h 44 min

Long métrage documentaire réalisé par Alanis Obomsawin, qui retourne à son village natal d’Odanak. En récoltant des témoignages d’anciens et en discutant avec des acteurs importants de la communauté, la réalisatrice dresse un portrait de son peuple, reflétant les luttes menées par les différentes nations autochtones qui habitent le territoire. Travail de mémoire et d’espoir.

  • None
    Alanis Obomsawin
    Sébastien Cassou
    Denis Fortier
    Yvan Gekoff
    Ambroise Obomsawin
    Don Ayer
  • direction
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editing
    Alison Burns
  • camera
    Philippe Amiguet
  • location sound
    Raymond Marcoux
    Ismaël Cordeiro
  • original music
    Francis Grandmont
  • musician
    Francis Grandmont
    Normand Guilbeault
    Christine Molnor
    Claude Vendette
  • digital imagery
    Louise Overy
  • voice
    Anthony Robinow
    George Bordeleau
  • artist
    Georgette Obomsawin
    Christine Sioui Wawanoloath
  • map design
    Katy Silverstone
  • photographs
    André Gill
  • etchings
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editing technical support
    Danielle Raymond
    Chaz Oliver
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • digital input of archival images
    Jean-Marc Brosseau
  • assistant infographist
    Pierre Landry
    Ochelle Greenidge
  • subtitles
    Zoé Major
  • production assistant
    Nicole Bibeau
    Frederick Wiseman
    Watie Akins
    Rodrigo Brinckhaus
    Gail Nicholas
  • sound mixer
    Shelley Craig
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Sylvain Cajelais
  • technician sound operation centre
    Daniel Trépanier
    Sylvain Cajelais
  • administration
    Marie Tonto-Donati
    Nickie Merulla
  • administration assistant
    Christine Williams
  • post-production coordination
    Claude Cardinal
    Linda Payette
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner


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Ages 12 to 17

Geography - Territory: Indigenous
Indigenous Studies - Arts
Indigenous Studies - History/Politics
Indigenous Studies - Identity/Society

This film may be studied in conjunction with two other films by Alanis Obomsawin as a unit on Indigenous rights, assimilation and government disputes. Refer to Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Metis Child and Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance. Obomsawin’s films have been called “a powerful fusion of the personal and political.” Determine and discuss the common thread that ties Obomsawin’s films together. Suggest how the community’s elders might have reacted to these films, in light of how some Indigenous people were represented.

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