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Alanis Obomsawin


Who is Alanis Obomsawin?

Alanis Obomsawin, OC 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, Quebec.

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Google previewWomen Filmmakers of the African & Asian Diaspora (1997)

Decolonizing the Gaze, Locating Subjectivity by Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

Alanis Obomsawin is a Canadian-based Native American filmmaker. Obomsawin is one of a growing number of independent Native- American filmmakers and video artists including Sandra Sunrising Osawa, Susan Fanshel, Arlene Bowman, and Mona Smith. Obomsawin grew up on an Abenaki reserve near Montreal, and later made a career for herself as a singer, becoming nationally famous. Obomsawin was subsequently asked to act as consultant on several ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Documentary Film 3-Volume Set (2013)

by Ian Aitken

White, Jerry, ''Alanis Obomsawin, Documentary Form and the Canadian Nation(s),'' in North of Everything; English- Canadian ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Native Music (2005)

More Than a Century of Recordings from Wax Cylinder to the Internet by Brian Wright-McLeod

Floyd Westerman ; Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki); Willie Dunn; Duke Redbird w/ Winston Wuttunec and the Ahbenoo- jeyug Singers (Anishnabe); Taj Mahal w/ Jesse Ed Davis. From the Mariposa Folk Festival, originally held on the Toronto Islands. The Mexican Revolution [Arhooli 9041/4] Four-record or CD set contains songs, anthems, and ...

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