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Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin on her legendary career and the power of storytelling

Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin on her legendary career and the power of storytelling

Update: 2023-10-01
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Acclaimed Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin has dedicated her life to telling the stories of Indigenous peoples. She's made more than 50 films with the National Film Board of Canada, including the landmark documentaries Christmas at Moose Factory, Incident at Restigouche and Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, and has been called "the most important filmmaker in the history of Canada." In 2008, Eleanor Wachtel spoke to Obomsawin at her home in Montreal.

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Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin on her legendary career and the power of storytelling

Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin on her legendary career and the power of storytelling