Film still from <em>Kanehsatake</em>

Film still from Kanehsatake

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

  • Wed 12 Sep 2018
  • 7—9:10PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • General $12
  • Concession $10 for seniors, students and community service card holders (with valid ID)
  • Bookings essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rating: Exempt

An account of a showdown between the Mohawk nation over the attempt to seize sacred land, directed by acclaimed female director Alanis Obomsawin, revered as a champion of social justice.

This Canadian documentary portrays the 1990 showdown between the Mohawk Nation and the predominantly white Quebec town of Oka, which is intent on developing land deemed sacred by the native people. When members of the Mohawk tribe protest plans to expand a golf course into their territory, they form a barricade, leading to an armed standoff with provincial police that becomes increasingly tense, with the possibility of violence looming over the heads of everyone involved.

CA, 1993, Colour, Duration 119 min., Rated Exempt, Dir. Alanis Obomsawin

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Film poster from <em>Kanehsatake</em>

Film poster from Kanehsatake

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