Alanis Obomsawin’s exhaustive documentary concerns a centuries-old land dispute in Oka, Quebec. In 1990, the Mohawks of Kanesatake, already relegated to a slim reservation and denied any claim to the surrounding land, learned of plans to further restrict their territory in favor of an expanded, members-only golf course. They resisted. Obomsawin watches the resulting summer-long standoff from inside the Mohawk barricades, documents the community’s daily life, records their internal debates, and celebrates their unwavering commitment to a never-ending struggle.

  • Directed By Alanis Obomsawin
  • 1993
  • Canada
  • 119 minutes