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).

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Posted on January 28, 2011, in Film, Indigenous Struggles and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Incident at Restigouche.

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