MOMA — Alanis Obomsawin

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Date/Time: 18/05/2008 12:00 am

Sunday, May 18, 2008
4:30 p.m.
Film Screenings & Events
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance. 1993. Canada. Written and directed by Alanis Obomsawin. On a hot July day in 1990, a historic confrontation propelled the villages of Kanehsatake and Oka, in Quebec, into the international spotlight, and aboriginal issues into the Canadian conscience. Obomsawin endured seventy-eight nerve-wracking days and nights filming an armed standoff between the Mohawk community, the Quebec police, and the Canadian army, the result of a dispute about the development of a golf course on a sacred burial ground. The director’s first feature provides stirring insight into the struggle to protect Mohawk land. 119 min.
Followed by a lecture by Audra Simpson, Assistant Professor, Anthropology and American Indian Studies, Cornell University
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

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