Native American filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin is one of the most decorated documentarians in Canada, having made more than 30 films about Native Americans there. MOMA honors her in a two-week series that features many of her notable efforts, starting from her first, Christmas at Moose Factory (1971), to her most recent works. Today’s feature, Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993), is a riveting firsthand look at the 78-day armed standoff between the Mohawks and Canadian authorities over a sacred burial ground that developers wanted to transform into a golf course.
Sun., May 18, 4:30 p.m., 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 13, 2008