L’íl’wata DVD (Home DVD Use Only)

$35.95

L’íl’wata DVD is Alanis Obomsawin's 1975 film re-mastered and re-released on DVD from the National Film Board. In her early film career, Alanis Obomsawin visited the people of the L’íl’wata First Nation and provided them with an opportunity to record their personal narratives about their culture, history, education, and the impact of residential schools. This Interior Salish community presents their version of history in this 55-minute DVD. The package includes an information booklet about the history of the First Nation's introduction to filmmaking.

Price: $35.95

Waban-aki: People from Where the Sun Rises (Home DVD Use Only)

$25.00

Waban-aki: People from Where the Sun Rises DVD is the recent film by renowned Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin about her home community. This personal documentary about the Wabanaki was written, directed and produced by Obomsawin. By seamlessly weaving archival photographs with contemporary interviews of community members, Obomsawin tells the history of the Abenaki from the eighteenth century in eastern North America to their present location in southern Quebec. Their history is one of prosperity, displacement, endurance, and revitalization.

Price: $25.00

Gene Boy Came Home DVD (Home DVD Use Only)

$25.00

Abenaki man from Odanak joined U.S. Marines during Vietnam War and filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin captures his healing process after his return home. Widescreen format with Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. This NFB Home Use Only DVD from GoodMinds.com is only available for sale in Canada. For USA orders contact customerserviceusa@nfb.ca or phone: 1-800-542-2164

Price: $25.00

Kanehsatake - 270 Years of Resistance (Home DVD Use Only)

$25.00

On a July day in 1990, a confrontation propelled Mohawk issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Quebec, into the international spotlight. Renowned director Alanis Obomsawin spent 78 intense days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Quebec police and the Canadian army. This powerful documentary takes you right into the action of the long running Mohawk  struggle to protect their traditional lands known as the Pines. The result is a portrait of the people behind the barricades through the Abenaki filmmaker eyes.

Price: $25.00

Sigwan (Home DVD Use Only)

$25.00

Sigwan is a short DVD directed by Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. The story shows a young Native girl named Sigwanis rejected by her classmates who are outdoors listening to a Native storyteller. Sigwanis leaves the group and heads to the woods where she is befriended by bears who explain why she is a valuable person and should return to her family. The bears protect and comfort her over night and the take her back to her family. The bears in this film are portrayed by actors wearing bear masks with long blankets.

Price: $25.00

Mother of Many Children (Home DVD Use Only)

$25.00

Mother of Many Children is a classic film by renowned filmmaker by Alanis Obomsawin. This 57 minute DVD is an album of First Nations womanhood, portraying a proud matriarchal society that for centuries has been pressured to adopt different standards and customs. All of the women featured share a belief in the importance of tradition as a source of strength in the face of change.

Price: $25.00

Sigwan (Home Video Use Only) UNAVAILABLE

$0.00

UNAVAILABLE Sigwan is a short video directed by Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. The story shows a young Native girl named Sigwanis rejected by her classmates who are outdoors listening to a Native storyteller. Sigwanis leaves the group and heads to the woods where she is befriended by bears who explain why she is a valuable person and should return to her family. The bears protect and comfort her over night and the take her back to her family. The bears in this film are portrayed by actors wearing bear masks with long blankets.

Price: $0.00

No Address (Home DVD Use Only)

$25.00

No Address by Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin tackles the issue of Native homelessness in Montreal in 1980s. Many First Nations individuals arrive in Montreal searching for a better life through education and employment but often find themselves without money, friends or a home. Some find their way to the Native Friendship Centre and its programs that assist Native clients and their transition to the urban area. This NFB Home Use Only DVD from GoodMinds.com is only available for sale in Canada.

Price: $25.00

Rocks at Whiskey Trench (Home DVD Use Only)

$25.00

Rocks at Whiskey Trench is noted filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin's latest film about the Mohawk people of Kahnawake and the shocking events of August 28, 1990 when a 75-car convey carrying Mohawk Elders, women and children was attacked by rock-throwing hooligans as they prepared to cross the Mercier bridge in Montreal. The actions of racist French-Canadian men and youths was captured on film and is the cornerstone for this video about the issues of the summer of 1990. A VHS edition is also available. This NFB Home Use Only DVD from GoodMinds.com is only available for sale in Canada.

Price: $25.00

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