Incident at Restigouche (clip 2)

Incident at Restigouche (clip 2)

                                    Incident at Restigouche (clip 2)
Alanis Obomsawin
| 45 min

On June 11 and 20, 1981, the Québec Provincial Police (QPP) raided Restigouche Reserve, Québec. At issue were the salmon-fishing rights of the Mi’kmaq people. Because salmon has traditionally been a source of food and income for the Mi’kmaq, the Québec government's decision to restrict fishing aroused consternation and anger. This film provides a historical perspective on the issue, and documents, with newsclips, photographs and interviews, the two police raids. An interview with former Québec Minister of Fisheries Lucien Lessard explaining the motives of his decision complements the Mi’kmaqs' account of the event. This investigation into the history-making raids is a powerful film that puts justice on trial.

Ce film traite d'un sujet controversé. Pour un public averti

Watch as Alanis Obomsawin chronicles 2 raids on the Listuguj Mi'gmaq First Nation (Restigouche) by the Sûreté du Québec following government efforts to impose restrictions on salmon fishing.

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  • réalisateur
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • scénario
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • narrateur
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • producteur
    Andy Thomson
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • producteur exécutif
    Robert Verrall
    Adam Symansky
  • caméra
    Roger Rochat
    Savas Kalogeras
  • son
    Yves Gendron
    Bev Davidson
  • montage
    Alan Collins
    Wolf Koenig
  • montage sonore
    Bill Graziadei
  • animation
    Raymond Dumas

  • waterpig051

    during 5th grade math before recess over the intercom we were asked to meet our buses and that was then my intro to the provincial police that morning.

    waterpig051, 31 Mar 2010