05.15.2008

MOMA — Alanis Obomsawin

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Date/Time: 15/05/2008 12:00 am


Thursday, May 15, 2008
8:30 p.m.
Film Screenings & Events
My Name Is Kahentiiosta. 1995. Canada. Written and directed by Alanis Obomsawin. Kahentiiosta, a young Kahnawake Mohawk woman proud of her centuries-old heritage, is arrested after the 1990 Kanehsatake/Oka crisis and detained because the prosecutor will not accept her native name. The film captures Kahentiiosta’s willingness to die for what she considers sacred. 30 min.
Spudwrench: Kahnawake Man. 1997. Canada. Written and directed by Alanis Obomsawin. During the 1990 Kanehsatake/Oka crisis, Randy Horne, a steel worker from the Mohawk community of Kahnawake near Montreal, was known as Spudwrench, a defender of his people’s culture and traditions. This documentary tells the little-known story of Horne and other Mohawks who travel North America doing dangerous, unprotected high-elevation steel work on bridges and some of the world’s tallest buildings. 58 min.
Introduced by Obomsawin
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
In the Film exhibition Alanis Obomsawin

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