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Guy Nadon ... (voice)

Alanis Obomsawin ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Alanis Obomsawin 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Alanis Obomsawin 

Produced by
Sally Bochner .... executive producer
Alanis Obomsawin .... producer
Original Music by
Francis Grandmont 
Claude Vendette 
Cinematography by
Philippe Amiguet 
René Siouï Labelle 
Roger Rochat 
Film Editing by
Yurij Luhovy 
Art Department
Conway Jocks .... drawings
Susan Phillips .... drawings
Robert Verrall .... drawings
Sound Department
Don Ayer .... sound editor
Ismael Cordeiro .... production sound mixer
Raymond Marcoux .... sound
Geoffrey Mitchell .... voice recording engineer
Biagio Pagano .... sound technician
Tony Reed .... sound editor
Yves St-Jean .... sound
Jean Paul Vialard .... re-recording mixer (as Jean-Paul Vialard)
Camera and Electrical Department
Michel Bissonnette .... assistant camera
Yoan Cart .... assistant camera
Éloi Deraspe .... gaffer
Pierre Landry .... animation camera operator
François Paillé .... assistant camera
Thea Pratt .... animation camera operator
Animation Department
Meilan Lam .... animator
Editorial Department
Claude Cardinal .... post-production coordinator
Sharon King .... assistant editor
Linda Payette .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Sylvain Cajelais .... assistant music recordist
Francis Grandmont .... musician
Normand Guilbeault .... musician
Geoffrey Mitchell .... music recordist
Pierre Tanguay .... musician
Claude Vendette .... musician
Other crew
Denise Beaugrand-Champagne .... researcher
Serge Gaspard Gaudreau .... title designer (as Gaspard Gaudreau)
Dora Kolovos .... administrative assistant
Wilma Lahache .... production assistant
Nickie Merulla .... program administrator
Alanis Obomsawin .... researcher
Marie Tonto-Donati .... program administrator

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A truly touching account of the Oka Crisis..., 20 March 2001
Author: Sam from Ontario, Canada

This is Alanis Obomsawin's most recent film documenting the Oka crisis (1990)in Quebec.

Now a decade later Obomsawin takes the camera to the people of the Mohawk reserve of Kahnawake to recount their experiences and how its affected their lives. She also interviews people of Chateauguay, Montreal, Peacekeepers and local Chiefs.

It was during the Oka crisis that a convoy of children, women and elders being evacuated were bombarded with stones at Whiskey Trench (a highway underpass) - hence the name Rocks at Whiskey Trench. I was truly shocked and sad to hear of the shameful acts of the Quebec government and the unforgettable abuse of the peoples Human Rights.

Obomsawin's use of archive footage and personal accounts made this a truly touching and sad film to see. The Oka crisis will remain one of Canada's most hideous events in history. This is a film that should be widely shown to increase National knowledge of the event and tell the story of the innocent people affected by it.

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