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Kanehsatake : 270 years of resistance /
written and directed by Alanis Obomsawin ; produced by Wolf Koenig, Alanis Obomsawin ; executive producer, Colin Neale ; produced by Studio B, a National Film Board Production.
imprint
Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, [2007]
description
1 videodisc (120 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
Montreal : National Film Board of Canada, [2007]
standard identifier
698193030203
publisher #
9193011
credits note
Edited by Yurij Luhovy ; camera, Roger Rochat...[et al.] ; original music composed by Claude Vendette, Francis Grandmont. ; research, Alanis Obomsawin.
general note
Documentary.
Originally produced as a documentary in VHS format in 1993.
performer
Narration, Alanis Obomsawin.
abstract
Explores the 1990 confrontation between the Mohawk Nation and the Canadian government at Mercier Bridge.
On a hot July day in 1990, an historic confrontation propelled Native issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Québec, into the international spotlight and into the Canadian conscience. Director Alanis Obomsawin endured 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Québec police and the Canadian army. A powerful feature-documentary emerges that takes you right into the action of an age-old aboriginal struggle. The result is a portrait of the people behind the barricades, providing insight into the Mohawks' unyielding determination to protect their land.
language note
Closed captioned ; a decoder is required.
catalogue key
7074162
technical details
DVD-R
NTSC Multizone.
 
Also available in VHS.

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