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Alanis Obomsawin Canada 1993

119 min., OV with English subs

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

In the summer of 1990, a dispute over a golf course to be built on Kanien’kéhaka (Mohawk) lands in Oka, Quebec, sparked off a huge pushback by the indigenous community. The documentary filmmaker and First Nations activist Alanis Obomsawin chronicles the 78 days of the confrontation between the armed Mohawks, who were presented as criminals by mainstream politicians, and the security forces.