Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance


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