DocTalk 3.0: National Aboriginal Day screening of Kanehsatake
Where? Cineworks Studio, 1131 Howe Street (lane entrance)
When? 21 June 2015—7:00pm-9:00pm
In celebration of National Aboriginal Day 2015, DOC BC and Cineworks, in collaboration with the NFB, present a special edition of Doc Talk:
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
Director: Alanis Obomsawin
1993, 119 min
On a July day in 1990, a confrontation propelled Native issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Quebec, into the international spotlight. Director Alanis Obomsawin spent 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Quebec police and the Canadian army.
This powerful documentary takes you right into the action of an age-old Aboriginal struggle. The result is a portrait of the people behind the barricades.
This film contains scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.
DocTalk is a monthly screening and discussion of feature documentary, presented by DOC BC in collaboration with Cineworks, exploring approaches and challenges to the documentary form through diverse filmmaking practices.
The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) is the largest professional non-profit association of independent filmmakers in Canada, with more than 850 members across the country and over 200 members in the BC Chapter. Since 1983, DOC (formerly called the CIFC/Canadian Independent Film Caucus) – has been the champion of independent documentary film and television in Canada.