Native American Film Directors: First Nations Filmmakers, Alanis Obomsawin, James Young Deer, Shirley Cheechoo, Chris Eyre, Tracey Deer Books LLC

ISBN: 9781158047239

Published: June 12th 2010

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44 pages


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Native American Film Directors: First Nations Filmmakers, Alanis Obomsawin, James Young Deer, Shirley Cheechoo, Chris Eyre, Tracey Deer  by  Books LLC

Native American Film Directors: First Nations Filmmakers, Alanis Obomsawin, James Young Deer, Shirley Cheechoo, Chris Eyre, Tracey Deer by Books LLC
June 12th 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 44 pages | ISBN: 9781158047239 | 10.57 Mb

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: First Nations Filmmakers, Alanis Obomsawin, James Young Deer,MorePurchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: First Nations Filmmakers, Alanis Obomsawin, James Young Deer, Shirley Cheechoo, Chris Eyre, Tracey Deer, Willie Dunn, Zacharias Kunuk.

Excerpt: Alanis Obomsawin, OC (born August 31, 1932) is a Canadian filmmaker of Abenaki descent. Born in New Hampshire, and raised primarily in Quebec, she has produced and directed many National Film Board of Canada documentaries on First Nations culture and history. Her best known documentary is Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, about the 1990 siege at Oka crisis. For 38 years, Obomsawin has directed documentaries at the NFB.

To date, she has made over 30 documentaries on issues affecting Aboriginal people in Canada. Her latest NFB documentary is Professor Norman Cornett: Since when do we divorce the right answer from an honest answer? looking at the dismissal of unorthodox McGill University religious studies lecturer Norman Cornett, which will have its world premiere at the Hot Docs film festival.

Obomsawins recent credits include Gene Boy Came Home, about Aboriginal Vietnam War veteran Eugene Benedict. In 2006, she completed WABAN-AKI: People from Where the Sun Rises a look at the people and stories from her home reserve of Odanak.

In 2005, Ms Obomsawin completed her short drama Sigwan, following a young girl who is aided by the animals of the forest. Her 2003 NFB documentary Our Nationhood, chronicles the determination and tenacity of the Listuguj Migmaq First Nation to use and manage the natural resources of their traditional lands. The Migmaq of Esgenoopetitj (Burnt Church), New Brunswick were the subject of her 2002 documentary, Is the Crown at war with us?, exploring a conflict over fishing rights. The 2000 NFB release Rocks at Whiskey Trench was Obomsawins fourth film in her series about th...

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