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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Video documentary film: "Is The Crown At War With Us?" by Alanis Obomsawin "La Couronne Cherche-t-elle à Nous Faire La Guerre?"

Watch: "Is the Crown at war with us?" by Alanis Obomsawin (96 min)
In the summer of 2000, federal fishery officers appeared to wage war on the Mi'kmaq fishermen of Burnt Church, New Brunswick. Why would officials of the Canadian government attack citizens for exercising rights that had been affirmed by the highest court in the land? Alanis Obomsawin casts her nets into history to provide a context for the events on Miramichi Bay.

Regard: "Ici pour La Couronne cherche-t-elle à nous faire la guerre?"

Long métrage documentaire sur la petite communauté autochtone d'Esgenoopetitj, ou Burnt Church, au Nouveau-Brunswick, à qui le gouvernement canadien semble avoir déclaré la guerre à l’été 2000. Comment expliquer cette attaque? Pourquoi des officiers du gouvernement canadien ont-ils recours à un tel comportement envers des citoyens qui exercent un droit reconnu par le plus haut tribunal du pays?

Micmac porcupine quillwork chair seat 
(Glenbow Museum/Canadian Ethnology Service, CMC)

Micmac military great coat, back view

Other related post links with her films to watch:

Watch 1993 interview of filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin "Behind Mohawk Lines"
The filmmaker describes some harrowing moments in the making of her 1993 documentary of the Oka crisis. Kahnesatake: 270 Years of Resistance: National Film Board of Canada.

Video Film: "Kanehsatake 270 Years of Resistance by Alanis Obomsawin - Kanehsatake, 270 ans de résistance"

Video: Documentary on Alanis Obomsawin, the activist

Video: "Telling Our Stories" by Alanis Obomsawin

Video documentary film "Hi-Ho Mistahey!" "I Love You Very Much!" directed by Alanis Obomsawin ~ the story of Shannen’s Dream

Video documentary film "Our Nationhood"

Video Documentary Film: "Is The Crown At War With Us?" by Alanis Obomsawin - "La Couronne Cherche-t-elle à Nous Faire La Guerre?"

 Watch her various documentaries made with the National Film Board of Canada