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Alanis Obomsawin

Alanis Obomsawin was born on August 31, 1932 in Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA. She is a director and writer, known for Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993), Waban-aki: People from Where the Sun Rises (2006) and Is the Crown at War with Us? (2002). See full bio »

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 2017 Our People Will Be Healed (Documentary)
 2014 Trick or Treaty? (Documentary)
 2013 Hi-Ho Mistahey! (Documentary)
 2010 When All the Leaves Are Gone (Documentary short)
 2009 Professor Norman Cornett (Documentary)
 2009 History of Manawan: Part Two (Documentary short)
 2007 Gene Boy Came Home (Short)
 2005 Sigwan (Short)
 2003 Our Nationhood (Documentary)
 2002 Is the Crown at War with Us? (Documentary)
 2000 Rocks at Whiskey Trench (Documentary)
 1998 Spudwrench (Documentary)
 1995 My Name Is Kahentiiosta (Documentary short)
 1992 Walker (Short)
 1991 Le patro Le Prévost - 80 Years Later (Documentary short)
 1988 No Address (Documentary)
 1984 Incident at Restigouche (Documentary)
 1979 Canada Vignettes: Wild Rice Harvest Kenora (Documentary short)
 1977 Amisk (Short)
 1977 Mother of Many Children (Documentary)
 1971 Christmas at Moose Factory (Documentary short)
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Alternate Names:

Prinzessin Alanis

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Made a special appearance at the Brock University in St. Catherines, Ontario to discuss her life as a filmmaker and as a Native American. She also showed a special screening for her newest film "Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises". See more »

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