Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance - New 30th Anniversary 4K Restoration

  • a woman and child with their fists in the air
  • two men on either side of a barb wire fence


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Mar 11, 2023 3:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Alanis Obomsawin


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.”

In English, French & Kanien'kéha with English subtitles.

Presented in partnership with Canadian International Pictures, Downie Wenjack Fund and Human Rights Watch Film Festival.

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*Copies of the 30th Anniversary 4K restoration will be available to purchase on Blu-ray in the lobby.*

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