Kanesatake: 270 Years of Resistance
DIRECTOR: ALANIS OBOMSAWIN
In 1990, a land dispute between the town of Oka, Quebec and a neighboring Mohawk Nations community
turned ugly, as bullets flew and lives were shattered. Alanis Obomsawin’s lauded, fearless investigative documentary examines the open conflict between the First Nations activists and the Canadian government and circumstances leading up to it, tracing root causes to the very earliest years of the New World, so-called.