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Title year:1990
Also known as:KANEHSATEKE: 270 ANS DE RESISTANCE (French Title)
Unused title(s):Oka (Working Title)
Original dialogue(s):English
Running time:119 min sec
Description:On a hot July day in 1990, an historic confrontation propelled Native issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Québec, into the international spotlight and into the Canadian conscience. Director Alanis Obomsawin endured 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Québec police and the Canadian army. A powerful feature-documentary emerges that takes you right into the action of an age-old aboriginal struggle. The result is a portrait of the people behind the barricades, providing insight into the Mohawks' unyielding determination to protect their land.

Credited as:
Director(s):Alanis Obomsawin

Credited as:
Producer(s):Alanis Obomsawin
Wolf Koenig
Executive producers(s):Colin Neale

Credited as:
Editor(s):Yurij Luhovy
Photography:Roger Rochat
Jean-Claude Labrecque
Philippe Amiguet
Susan Trow
François Brault
Zoe Dirse
Jocelyn Simard
André-Luc Dupont
Savas Kalogeras

Support:16mm & video Col

Festival(s):Toronto Varsity 2 19h00September 15, 1993
Release: TV UK Channel FourJuly 12, 1993

Laboratory:NFB National Film Board

CFFD Reference No.: 2073