Amisk

Canada, 1977

Film
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A week-long festival was organised by a group of Montreal citizens to raise funds in support of the Cree Indians who stood to lose their land because of the James Bay hydro-electric project. This film alternates between the spectacular performances of the Indian and Inuit peoples and the meeting halls of Mistassini where they talk of their past to defend their future.

Credits

director

Alanis Obomsawin

co-producer

Dorothy Courtois

Wolf Koenig

Alanis Obomsawin

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:40:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33607

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Cree Indians

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indians of North America - Canada - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Inuit - Canada

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Montreal (Quebec)

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Environmental protection - Citizen participation

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Hydroelectric power plants

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Indians of North America - Social conditions

Places → Montreal (Quebec)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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