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Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

Spartacus Film Night : MOHAWKS AGAINST KKKANADA


7:00pm
Sunday September 13 2009

Venue: Spartacus
Address: 684 East Hastings
Cost: FREE

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We will be having a film night this Sunday....

The film will start around 7pm with the first showing of:

KANASATAKE: 270 YEARS OF RESISTENCE:  2 hours
On a July day in 1990, a confrontation propelled Native issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Quebec, into the international spotlight.  78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Quebec police and the Canadian army. This is more or less a portrait of the people behind the barricades.

followed by:

ROCK THROWING AT WHISKEY TRENCH
: 1 hour and 5 minutes
On August 28, 1990, a convoy of 75 cars left the Mohawk community of Kahnawake and crossed Montreal's Mercier Bridge straight into an angry mob that pelted the vehicles with rocks. The targets of this violence were Mohawk women, children and elders leaving the reserve, in fear of a possible advance by the Canadian Army. This film is the fourth in Alanis Obomsawin's landmark series on the Oka Crisis, delving into the history of Kahnawake and the consequences of the appropriation of land that have shrunk its territory by more than two-thirds over the last 300 years.

Both films directed  by Alanis Obomsawin

Come by and bring snacks if you feel it.

Organizer:spartlib@gmail.com

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