Alanis Obomsawin (Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance) introduces her new documentary, which chronicles the events following the filing of a human-rights complaint by a group of activists, which charged that the federal government's woefully inadequate funding of services for Indigenous children constituted a discriminatory practice.
Alanis Obomsawin was born in New Hampshire and raised in Quebec. A singer, songwriter, printmaker, and engraver, she has also written and directed many documentary features, including Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (93), Rocks at Whiskey Trench (00), Is the Crown at War with Us? (02), Hi-Ho Mistahey! (13), and Trick or Treaty? (14), all of which screened at the Festival. We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice (16) is her latest film.