Incident at Restigouche

Incident at Restigouche

                                Incident at Restigouche
| 45 min

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On June 11 and 20, 1981, the Quebec Provincial Police (QPP) raided Restigouche Reserve, Quebec. At issue were the salmon-fishing rights of the Mi’kmaq. Because salmon has traditionally been a source of food and income for the Mi’kmaq, the Quebec government’s decision to restrict fishing aroused consternation and anger. Released in 1984, this groundbreaking and impassioned account of the police raids brought Alanis Obomsawin to international attention. The film features a remarkable on-camera exchange between Obomsawin herself and provincial Minister of Fisheries Lucien Lessard, the man who’d ordered the raid. Decades later, Jeff Barnaby, director of Rhymes for Young Ghouls, cited the film as an inspiration. “That documentary encapsulated the idea of films being a form of social protest for me... It started right there with that film.”

Ce film traite d'un sujet controversé. Pour 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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Incident at Restigouche , Alanis Obomsawin, offert par l'Office national du film du Canada

Largeur de la vidéo :

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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