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Obomsawin, Alanis

Overview
Works: 117 works in 408 publications in 2 languages and 5,348 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Claims  Nonfiction films  Biography  Short films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Treaties  Biographical films 
Roles: Narrator, Director, Author, Author of screenplay, Producer, Performer, Actor
Classifications: E99.M8, 970.5
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alanis Obomsawin
Kanehsatake : 270 years of resistance by Colin Neale( Visual )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and French and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a hot July day in 1990, an historic confrontation propelled Native issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Quebec into the international spotlight and into the Canadian conscience. Behind Mohawk lines that gruelling summer, producer and director Alanis Obomsawin, herself an Abenaki Indian, enrured 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming an armed standoff between the Kanehsatake Mohawk people of First Nations, the Quebec police and the Canadian army."--Container
The People of the Kattawapiskak River( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alanis Obomsawin's documentary The People of the Kattawapiskak River exposes the housing crisis faced by 1,700 Cree in Northern Ontario, a situation that led Attawapiskat's band chief, Theresa Spence, to ask the Canadian Red Cross for help. With the Idle No More movement making front page headlines, this film provides background and context for one aspect of the growing crisis
My Name is Kahentiiosta by Alanis Obomsawin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary short by Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Kahentiiosta, a young Kahnawake Mohawk woman arrested after the Oka Crisis' 78-day armed standoff in 1990. She was detained 4 days longer than the other women. Her crime? The prosecutor representing the Quebec government did not accept her aboriginal name
When all the leaves are gone( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and French and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the only First Nations student in an all-white 1940s school, eight-year old Wato is keenly aware of the hostility towards her. She deeply misses the loving environment of the reserve she once called home, and her isolation is sharpened by her fatherʹs serious illness. When Watoʹs teacher reads from a history book describing First Nations peoples as ignorant and cruel, it aggravates her classmatesʹ prejudice. Shy and vulnerable Wato becomes the target of their bullying and abuse. Alone in her suffering, she finds solace and strength in the protective world of her magical dreams
Sigwan by National Film Board of Canada( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and French and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sigwan tells the touching story of a young girl who is comforted and counselled by the animals of the forest. Written and directed by distinguished filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, the film addresses issues of exclusion and prejudice that exist within many communities worldwide. Visually breathtaking and in high-definition, Sigwan is a simple, transformative parable of acceptance."--Container
Richard Cardinal : cry from a diary of a Métis child( Visual )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving tribute to Richard Cardinal, a Metis adolescent who committed suicide at 17, in 1984. Removed from his home at age 4 because of family problems, he was then moved between 28 foster homes, group homes and shelters in Alberta for the next 13 years. His diary upon which this film is based is a sad legacy of a troubled youth, his life and death, and Alberta's child welfare system. His death prompted an inquiry into and reform of Alberta's child welfare system
Is the crown at war with us? by Alanis Obomsawin( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the summer of 2000 and the country watched with disbelief as federal fishery officers appeared to wage war on the Mi'gmaq fishermen of Esgenoopetitj (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? What happened at Burnt Church?
Trick or Treaty?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary Trick or Treaty? by Alanis Obomsawin follows the journey of Indigenous leaders in their quest for justice as they seek to establish dialogue with the Canadian government. By tracing the history of their ancestors since the signing of Treaty No. 9, they want to raise people?s awareness about the issues that concern them: respect for and protection of their lands and their natural resources, and the right to hunt and fish so that their society can prosper. In recent years, an awareness-raising movement has been surfacing in the communities: conferences on the Treaty?s signing, the Idle No More movement, Cree Chief Theresa Spence?s hunger strike, the 1,600-km trek to the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa by David Kawapit and those who joined him. In her film, Alanis Obomsawin gives those who refuse to surrender a chance to speak out. Indigenous youth are mobilizing in increasing numbers to put an end to inertia
Amisk( Visual )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performing arts film by Alanis Obomsawin, it documents efforts to raise funds for the James Bay Cree and was made at a time when Cree territory was threatened by hydro-electric projects. Amisk represents early work by Obomsawin, a trailblazer in Canadian Aboriginal film
Christmas at Moose Factory( Visual )

5 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short animation by acclaimed First Nations filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin creates a charming study of life at Christmas time in Moose Factory, an old settlement mainly composed of Indian families on the shore of James Bay. Composed entirely of children's crayon drawings and narrated by a little girl, the film illustrates incidents big and small with childish candor, conveying to the viewer a strong sense of being there
Richard Cardinal : cry from the diary of a Metis Child( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short documentary is a moving tribute to Richard Cardinal, a Metis adolescent who committed suicide in 1984. Taken from his home at the age of 4 due to family problems, he spent the rest of his 17 short years moving in and out of 28 foster homes, group homes and shelters in Alberta. A sensitive, articulate young man, Richard Cardinal left behind a diary upon which this film is based
Hi-Ho Mistahey! by Ravida Din( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and French and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans son long métrage documentaire Hi-Ho Mistahey!, Alanis Obomsawin raconte l’histoire du « Rêve de Shannen », une campagne nationale pour que les enfants des Premières Nations aient accès à une éducation équitable et à des écoles sécuritaires et adéquates. Elle rassemble les témoignages de personnes ayant porté la cause de la jeune Shannen Koostachin, emportée dans un accident de voiture en 2010, avec succès d’Attawapiskat jusqu’aux Nations Unies de Genève. [ONF]
Our nationhood( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aboriginal filmmaker and artist Alanis Obomsawin chronicles the determination and tenacity of the Listuguj Mi'gmaq people to use and manage the natural resources of their traditional lands, culminating in the community receiving an award for Best Managed River from the same government that had denied their traditional rights
Waban-Aki : people from where the sun rises( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A celebrated filmmaker returns to the Abenaki community of Odanak, Quebec where she was raised, crafting a lyrical account of her people
Rocks at Whiskey Trench by Alanis Obomsawin( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 the violence were Mohawk women, children and elders leaving Kahnawake, in fear of a possible advance by the Canadian army. Fourth in filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin's series on the Mohawk rebellions of 1990 in Canada
Mother of Many Children( Visual )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian Indian women discuss their attempts to preserve native ways of life and their problems with discrimination
Gene Boy came home by Alanis Obomsawin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of Eugene "Gene Boy" Benedict's service in the Vietnam War as a United States Marine and his long journey back to his home to the Odanak Indian Reserve in Canada
Spudwrench - Kahnawake Man( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Randy Horne, also known as "Spudwrench", who defended his Mohawk culture and traditions during the 1990 Oka crisis
Incident at Restigouche( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On June 11 and 20, 1981, the Quebec Provincial Police (QPP) raided Restigouche Reserve, Quebec. At issue were the salmon fishing rights of the Micmac people. Because salmon has traditionally been a source of food and income for the Micmac, the Quebec government's decision to restrict fishing aroused consternation and anger among the Indians. This film provides an historical perspective on the issue, and documents, with newsclips, photographs and interviews, the two police raids. An interview with former Quebec Minister of Fisheries Lucien Lessard explaining the motives of his decision complements the Micmacs' account of the event. This investigation into the history-making raids is a powerful film that puts justice on trial."--Container
For John by Dale Montour( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Diabo was a cherished member of a tight-knit family in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, near Montreal, Quebec. Nevertheless, John had been tortured by drug addiction for more than a decade. In 1998, he ended his own life at the age of thirty-one
 
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First Nations filmmakers : Alanis Obomsawin, Shirley Cheechoo, Tracey Deer, Willie Dunn
Alternative Names
Alanis Obomsawin

Alanis Obomsawin Abenaki artist and filmmaker in Montreal

Alanis Obomsawin Abenaki filmmaker in Montreal

Alanis Obomsawin Canadees filmregisseuse

Alanis Obomsawin documentalista canadiense

Obomsawin, Alanis

Аланис Обомсавин абенакская кинорежиссёрша в Монреале

Аланис Обомсавин канадский кинорежиссёр абенакского происхождения

ألانيس أوبومزاوين

آلانیس اوبامساوین خواننده-ترانه‌سرا، هنرمند، بازیگر، و کارگردان کانادایی

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Languages
English (192)

French (25)