Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

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"Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance"
directed by Alanis Obomsawin.

In July 1990, a dispute over a proposed golf course to be built on Kanien’kéhaka (Mohawk) lands in Oka, Quebec, set the stage for a historic confrontation that would grab international headlines and sear itself into the Canadian consciousness. Director Alanis Obomsawin—at times with a small crew, at times alone—spent 78 days behind Kanien’kéhaka lines filming the armed standoff between protestors, the Quebec police and the Canadian army. Released in 1993, this landmark documentary has been seen around the world, winning over a dozen international awards and making history at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it became the first documentary ever to win the Best Canadian Feature award. Jesse Wente, Director of Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office, has called it a “watershed film in the history of First Peoples cinema.” 

The University of Lethbridge Anti-Racism Film Series invites you to a film screening of  "Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance"  followed by a panel discussion with Mike Bruised Head; Caroline Russel; Yvonne Tiger and Leon Cranebear.

Moderated by:  Livian Nandwa and Jason Laurendeau

March 23, 2021
6 p.m.
Zoom registration required: http://bit.ly/AntiRacismFilm

Thank you to the following for their support of  this event:
The Department of Sociology and the Department of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Lethbridge.
Financial support provided by:
The Office of the President
Office of the Dean in the Faculty of Arts & Science

Room or Area: 
Zoom: http://bit.ly/AntiRacismFi


Jenny Oseen | oseejs@uleth.ca | 403-329-2551