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"Fortier" (2001)
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Magnifique!!!, 4 March 2002

This was a really well done francophone movie! Not at all like the usual Canadian films that you see... It really had you on the end of your seat until. As we follow Fortier and her collegues through a multiple murder investigation we, along with her are trying to determine who the guilty one is. When the answer is finally revealed it is nothing any of us were expecting. I must admit that I was a little disappointed in the ending... on one hand, I felt that it could have been better handled but on the other it added a little more mystery to show. Well done, if you speak french and are looking for a good mystery I highly recommend this movie.

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A truly touching account of the Oka Crisis..., 20 March 2001
8/10



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.