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Alanis Obomsawin : lifework  Cover Image Book Book

Alanis Obomsawin : lifework / edited by Richard William Hill, Hila Peleg and Haus der Kulturen der Welt.


"One of today's most important documentary filmmakers, Alanis Obomsawin has dedicated her life's work to shining a light on the injustices experienced by Canada's Indigenous people. This retrospective monograph features an extensive interview with Obomsawin and includes stills and reflections on her entire career including her most recent series devoted to the rights of Indigenous children. Never shying away from controversy, Obomsawin's films have played a critical role in exposing ongoing systemic bias towards Indigenous populations-from fishing rights and education to health care and treaty violations. Obomsawin is also a graphic artist, and she incorporates her often dream-inspired etchings and prints into many of her films. This volume includes illuminating essays exploring Obomsawin's practice and mission as well as personal commentary from collaborators, archival materials, and photographs from the filmmaker's personal life and professional exploits. As Obomsawin closes in on her ninth decade of life-and fifth decade behind the camera-this beautifully illustrated record of her astounding body of work and tireless efforts on behalf of Indigenous peoples and culture is an inspiring celebration of the power of film to dramatically change the course of history"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9783791379234
  • ISBN: 3791379232
  • Physical Description: 271 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Prestel Publishing, [2022]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
The children have to hear another story -- Christmas at the Moose Factory -- Mother of many children -- In situ: Indigenous landscapes in Canada -- The gift of time: Listening in Amisk -- What resurgence is like -- Incident in Restigouche, is the Crown at war with the us?, Our nationhood -- Salmon stills in motion: The local as colonial critique in the films of Alanis Obomsawin -- Richard Cardinal: Cry from a diary of a Metis child -- Poundmaker's lodge: A healing place -- Kanehsatake: 270 years of resistance -- Indian roadblocks: Five things that happened from 1973 to 19900 -- Walker, Sigwan, When all the leaves are gone -- Listening, dreaming, fabricating -- Waban-Aki: People from where the sun rises -- The people of the Kattawapiskak River, Hi-ho mistahey!, Trick or treat?, We can't make the same mistakes twice, Our people will be healed, Walking is medicine, Jordan River Anderson, The messenger -- "Before I made films, I was singing" -- Biography -- Filmography -- Contributors' biographies -- Acknowledgements -- What drives me.
Subject: Obomsawin, Alanis.
Motion picture producers and directors > Canada.
Indigenous peoples > Civil rights > Canada.
Genre: Exhibition catalogs.
Film criticism.
Topic Heading: Indigenous.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emily Carr University of Art + Design.


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