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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Christmas at Moose Factory

    1971. Canada. Alanis Obomsawin. 13 min.

  • Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises

    2006. Canada. Alanis Obomsawin. 104 min.

U.S. premiere. Discussion with Obomsawin

Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 6:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • Christmas at Moose Factory

    1971. Canada. Written and directed by Alanis Obomsawin. Moose Factory, a predominantly Cree community on the shore of James Bay, is depicted through children's drawings and the voice of a little girl who describes daily life during the Christmas season. The soundtrack is filled with live recordings of children playing and of people talking, playing instruments, and singing. 13 min.

  • Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises

    2006. Canada. Written and directed by Alanis Obomsawin. After nearly forty years chronicling the lives of Canada's First Nations, Obomsawin returns to the basket-making village of Odanak, where she was raised. Elders and contemporary basket-makers tell the history of this community and the larger Abenaki Nation, which once occupied much of present-day New England, the Maritimes, and southeastern Quebec. The film examines the culture's continued survival and challenges Canada's racially biased Indian Act. 104 min.

In the Film exhibition Alanis Obomsawin

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