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This event will be followed by a live, moderated virtual Q&A with the writer, director; Tracey Deer. Hosted by filmmaker and actor, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers.
Whitehorse musician, Jeremy Parkin, will open the event a live music set from 5:45pm to 6pm.
Beans skillfully navigates the nuances of this friction to deliver a compelling, important message on self-identity in a broad societal context. Similar to how Alanis Obomsawin blazed a trail for authentic Indigenous onscreen narratives with Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, Deer forges her own creative path to explore the harrowing events at Kahnawá:ke that are rooted in her own experience as a teenager coming of age during the Oka Crisis.
Content advisories: racialized violence, implied sexual violence
Winner of Best Canadian Feature at VIFF 2020
Selected one of TIFF Top Ten Canadian films for 2020
Second Runner-up, TIFF People’s Choice Award
“With its sensitive portrayal of internal and community conflicts gleaned from lived experience, Deer’s film blazes a new trail for the next generation of Indigenous filmmakers.”
- RAVI SRINIVASAN, TIFF