Alanis Obomsawin’s (Abenaki) landmark documentary chronicles the cataclysmic 1990 standoff that occurred between the Canadian Army, Quebec police, and members of the Mohawk Nation determined to defend their land from the planned encroachment of a golf course. The astounding incidents, captured by Obomsawin during the 78-day ordeal, form a double portrait: of an indifferent government, and a people prepared to maintain their dignity at any cost…Her measured and beguiling narration constructs both history and anecdote with the patience and momentum of a master storyteller.—UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Director: Dax Thomas
Dax Thomas’s (Laguna/Acoma) impressionistic short, appropriating existing footage, deconstructs the inexorable of images of empire and its violent expansion. (5 mins., Beta SP)