Spudwrench - Kahnawake Man

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 defence 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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Randy Horne, aka Spudwrench, was so badly beaten while I was filming Kanehsatake, I decided to do a film that focused on him and his experiences. There are so many Mohawks who work with steel that it was a chance to explore this whole other story while tying it to the Oka Crisis. I felt he deserved to tell his story.

— Alanis Obomsawin

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Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
executive producer
Don Haig
Alanis Obomsawin
Savas Kalogeras
Zoe Dirse
Martin Duckworth
Michel Bissonnette
Yves Beaudoin
animation camera
Pierre Landry
Lynda Pelley
Donna Read
location sound
Ismaël Cordeiro
Raymond Marcoux
Richard Lavoie
Alanis Obomsawin
sound editing
Wojtek Klis
Serge Boivin
Geoffrey Mitchell
Claude Vendette
Francis Grandmont