The Charlottetown Film Society in collaboration with the NFB of Canada and the City of Charlottetown – Alanis Obomsawin: July 5 – 7 and 12 – 14

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The Charlottetown Film Society in collaboration with the National Film Board of Canada and the City of Charlottetown will be holding a free retrospective of six films from ground-breaking indigenous documentarian Alanis Obomsawin: July 5 – 7 and 12 – 14

Obomsawin is one of the most celebrated indigenous filmmakers in the world. Her 1993 documentary “Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance,” is widely seen as the authoritative chronicle of the 1990 Oka crisis, in which the Canadian military was engaged in an armed stand-off with Mohawk residents living near a small Quebec town. The film, produced with the National Film Board of Canada, screened around the world and won over a dozen international awards. In all, Obomsawin is the creator of 50 films. Obomsawin, a member of the Abenaki Nation, has a lengthy list of awards, including an officer of the Order of Canada and a grand officer of the National Order of Québec. She was the subject of a two-week retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2008, and in 2016, she was awarded the 2016 Prix Albert-Tessier, Quebec’s highest award for cinema. (The Guardian, PE, July 4, 2018)

Following is the schedule for the Obomsawin retrospective:

Thursday, July 5, 9 p.m.: Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993, 119 min)
Friday, July 6, 9 p.m.: Rocks at Whiskey Trench (2000, 105 min)
Saturday, July 7, 9 p.m.: Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises (2006, 104 min)

Thursday, July 12, 9 p.m.: Trick or Treaty? (2014, 85 min)
Friday, July 13, 9 p.m.: We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice (2016, 163 min)
Saturday, July 14th at 9 p.m.: Our People Will Be Healed (2017, 97 min.)

City Cinema – Admission Free  (Donations)

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