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Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

Alanis Obomsawin
1993 | 1 h 59 min
In July 1990, a dispute over a proposed golf course to be built on Kanien’kéhaka (Mohawk) lands in Oka, Quebec, set the stage for a historic confrontation that would grab international headlines and sear itself into the Canadian consciousness. Director Alanis Obomsawin—at times with a small crew, at times alone—spent 78 days behind Kanien’kéhaka lines filming the armed standoff between protestors, the Quebec police and the Canadian army. Released in 1993, this landmark documentary has been seen around the world, winning over a dozen international awards and making history at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it became the first documentary ever to win the Best Canadian Feature award. Jesse Wente, Director of Canada’s Indigenous Screen Office, has called it a “watershed film in the history of First Peoples cinema.”

Prix et distinctions

  • Meilleur long métrage documentaire
    MEDIAWAVE / International Festival of Visual Arts, Györ
    1997
  • Prix spécial du Jury (film et vidéo) - catégorie: 5 - Affaires courantes
    Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival, San Francisco
    1994
  • Prix spécial
    Festival du film de Aotearoa, Whakatane
    1993
  • Prix American Indian Motion Picture - Meilleur long métrage documentaire
    Annual American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco
    1993
  • Prix spécial - Jury documentaire
    Festival international du film, Amiens
    1993
  • Prix "We are Sovereign"
    Two Rivers Native Film and Video Festival, Minneapolis
    1993
  • Sesterce d'Argent - Prix spécial du Jury attribué à une oeuvre cinématographique
    Visions du Réel / Festival international du cinéma documentaire, Nyon
    1993
  • Prix ONF - Long métrage fiction - assorti d'une bourse de 500$, (ex aequo avec In the Land of the Deaf)
    Festival international du film, Vancouver
    1993
  • Prix d'Excellence - Meilleur montage
    Festival du Film de l'Atlantique, Halifax
    1993
  • Prix Toronto - CITY-TV pour le meilleur long métrage canadien - assorti d'une bourse de 25,000$
    Festival of Festivals, Toronto
    1993
  • Prix IDA - Réalisation exceptionnelle en film documentaire
    IDA Annual Awards Competition, Los Angeles