KANEHSATAKE: 270 Years of Resistance (1994)

120 min.
Director: Alanis Obomsawin

A feature-length, multi-award winning documentary by a Native American filmmaker set in the thick of the armed confrontation between Native American Mohawks and Canadian government forces during the 1990 standoff in the Mohawk village of Kanehsatake near the village of Oka in Quebec. The two-and-a-half month ordeal received brief international attention when the Mohawk warriors of Kahnawake, in support of their brothers from nearby Kanehsatake, temporarily held the busy Mercier Bridge leading to Montreal, in an effort to bring world attention to the situation.

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