Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance


Film runs
Mon, Aug 26
Tue, Aug 27

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
Alanis Obomsawin, 1993
Canada | 119 minutes

Alanis Obomsawin’s exhaustive documentary concerns a centuries-old land dispute in Oka, Quebec. In 1990, the Mohawks of Kanesatake, already relegated to a slim reservation and denied any claim to the surrounding land, learned of plans to further restrict their territory in favor of an expanded, members-only golf course. They resisted. Obomsawin watches the resulting summer-long standoff from inside the Mohawk barricades, documents the community’s daily life, records their internal debates, and celebrates their unwavering commitment to a never-ending struggle.

Series: Cinema of Resistance

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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