Category Archives: Film

The Union: The Business Behind Getting High

An excellent look at the Cannabis industry, primarily in Canada, as well as related science about health etc.

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Incident at Restigouche

In Incident at Restigouche, filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin delves into the history behind the Quebec Provincial Police (QPP) raids on the Restigouche Reserve on June 11 and 20, 1981. The Quebec government had decided to restrict fishing, resulting in anger among the Micmac Indians as salmon was traditionally an important source of food and income. Using a combination of documents, news clips, photographs and interviews, this powerful film provides an in-depth investigation into the history-making raids that put justice on trial.

Also be sure to check out the other films of her’s I have posted, Is the Crown at War with Us? and Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (Engligh)/Kanehsatake 270 ans de résistance (French).

Is the Crown at War with Us?

A film by the incredible Native Canadian film maker Alanis Obomsawin.

In the summer of 2000, federal fishery officers appeared to wage war on the Mi’gmaq fishermen of Burnt Church, New Brunswick. Why would officials of the Canadian government attack citizens for exercising rights that had been affirmed by the highest court in the land? Alanis Obomsawin casts her nets into history to provide a context for the events on Miramichi Bay.