APTN & NFB Short Film Screening with Alanis Obomsawin

Location: 

Community Media Room
 
 
  APTN + NFB present
In collaboration with Sioux Lookout Public Library 
and Nishnawbe Gamik Friendhsip Center 


Two FREE screening events
and post-screening conversations with
the legendary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin


Sunday, April 22, 1:00 p.m.
Sioux Lookout Public Library
21 5th Ave, Sioux Lookout, ON

Family Shorts Program featuring:
How the Fiddle Flows
Dancers of the Grass
Christmas at Moose Factory

Sunday, April 22, 7:00 p.m.
Nishnawbe Gamik Friendship Center
52 King St, Sioux Lookout, ON 

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
On a hot July day in 1990, an historic confrontation propelled Indigenous issues 
in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Québec, into the international spotlight and 
into the Canadian conscience. Director Alanis Obomsawin endured 78 
nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, 
the Québec police and the Canadian army. A powerful feature-documentary 
emerges that takes you right into the action of an age-old Indigenous struggle. 
The result is a portrait of the people behind the barricades, providing insight into 
the Mohawks' unyielding determination to protect their land.