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Saturday, November 12 • 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

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1993 | 119 min | Canada
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Alanis Obomsawin, a Native American of the Abenaki nation raised in Quebec, began her career as a singer in the folk clubs of New York City, influenced by the aboriginal songs learned as a child. Invited by the National Film Board of Canada to make a film on native culture, Obomsawin directed Christmas at Moose Factory (1967), which became the first of 30-plus documentaries she has directed about First Nations people. In the summer of 1990, when the Mohawks outside Montreal protested a neighboring town’s efforts to extend a nine-hole golf course into their sacred piney woods and a 78-day siege ensued, Obomsawin documented the entire struggle from the inside. As riveting as it is disturbing, Kanehsatake not only offers a history lesson in the centuries-long land swindle perpetrated by whites on the natives but also demonstrates the camera as a tool of resistance.


http://amnh.org/programs/mead/2011/films/kanehsatake

Filmmakers


Saturday November 12, 2011 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Kaufmann Theater American Museum of Natural History

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