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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Amisk

    1977. Canada. Alanis Obomsawin. 40 min.

  • Incident at Restigouche

    1984. Canada. Alanis Obomsawin. 46 min.

Discussion with Obomsawin

Saturday, May 17, 2008, 2:00 p.m.

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



  • Amisk

    1977. Canada. Written and directed by Alanis Obomsawin. Featuring performances by Obomsawin, Willie Dunn, and others. Amisk captures a weeklong festival organized by a group of Montreal residents in support of members of the Cree Nation, who stood to lose their land because of the James Bay hydroelectric project. The film documents stunning performances by aboriginal singers and drummers, along with footage of discussions among tribal representatives. 40 min.

  • Incident at Restigouche

    1984. Canada. Written and directed by Alanis Obomsawin. On June 11 and 20, 1981, the Quebec Provincial Police raided the small Restigouche Reserve in Quebec, one of seven districts of the Micmac Nation located in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Gaspe Peninsula, after commercial fisheries and sport fishermen had challenged the salmon fishing rights of the Micmac people. Because salmon has traditionally been—and remains—one of the few sources of food and income for the Micmac, the Quebec government's decision to restrict fishing aroused consternation and anger among the Micmac people. This film provides historical perspective on the issue and examines the police raids through news clips, photographs, and interviews. 46 min.

In the Film exhibition Alanis Obomsawin

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