270 Years of Resistance
First screened in August 2014
Director: Alanis Obomsawin. Documentary about Mohawk protests in 1990 of Canadian incursions on protected lands, culminating in long standoff with the military and armed police.

Twitter Capsule: Activist public-record documentary in Barbara Kopple vein. Trenchant overview, intimate insights. Some deck-stacking.

VOR:   Not a renegotiation of form; occasionally slips into uncertain zone between personalizing the story and regarding it through strictly structural-political lens. Valuable archive, though.

Photo © 1993 National Film Board of Canada

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Toronto International Film Festival: Best Canadian Feature Film

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