The People of the Kattawapiskak River

Screenings

2013 Season
Toronto

Chief Theresa Spence's decision to go on a hunger strike was propelled by a long history of struggles for Canadian aboriginal peoples, and in very recent history was preceded by her declaration of state of emergency in the community of the Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario. The shocking housing conditions combined with the Canadian government's gross mismanagement of the situation and the presence of a lucrative diamond mine operating on the land, has led iconic filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin to investigate the stories and the slow court cases behind the media-storm.

Filmmaker(s): 
Alanis Obomsawin
Year: 
2012
78m
Genre: 
Documentary