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Fire Hall Film Talk -  Alanis Obomsawin, The People of the Kattawapiskak River

This screening took place on
Monday, February 4, 2013 at 12:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Director, Alanis Obomsawin, discusses the making of her latest NFB documentary about the housing crisis in Attawapiskat as it unfolded. Best known for her definitive documentary from inside Oka during the 1990 siege, Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, her new film continues her life’s work of documenting the complex culture and experiences of First Nations peoples in Canada. 45 min. Free admission. Old Fire Hall

Alanis Obomsawin, a member of the Abenaki Nation, began her illustrious career as a singer, model and storyteller and remains an icon of Indigenous and Canadian cinema. Alanis joined the National Film Board of Canada in 1967 where she has directed, written and/or produced over 30 films. Having recently celebrated her 80th birthday, Alanis continues to pursue documentary filmmaking with the same vigour and sensitivity she has employed in her craft for decades. She is an Officer of the Order of Canada, and was honoured with a Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. In 2004, she was awarded imagineNATIVE’s Milestone Award.

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