Alanis Obomsawin: A Legacy Offers a Definitive Collection of a Master’s Work

Win a copy of the 12-DVD collection!

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Celebrate the career of one of Canada’s most significant filmmakers with Alanis Obomsawin: A Legacy. Now available from the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), this definitive 12-disc set offers the largest collection on Obomsawin’s work released on DVD. The collection, which is curated by Obomsawin herself and features a full-colour booklet with an introduction by programmer Jason Ryle, is now available to own via nfb.ca/alanislegacy. The collection spans Obomsawin’s career from her first film with the NFB, Christmas at Moose Factory (1971) to her most recent body of work that examines the rights of Indigenous children in films like We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice (2016) and Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger (2019).

Alanis Obomsawin: A Legacy offers Obomsawin’s films in English and French with some Cree versions. The collection also includes the world premieres of four docs by Obomsawin, making this collection of the prolific filmmaker a true must-own. New docs in the collection are The Spirit of the Tsilqot’in People Is Hovering over the Supreme Court (2023), Wabano: The Light of the Day (2022), Don Burnstick in Kattawapiskak (2021), and Theo Fleury Visits Kattawapiskak (2021).

 

Films in the collection include:

Christmas at Moose Factory (1971)

Amisk (1977)

Sounds from Our People (1979)

Cold Journey (1979)

Cree Way (1979)

Mother of Many Children (1979)

Gabriel Goes to the City (1979)

The People of the Kattawapiskak River (2012) – In Cree and English

The People of the Kattawapiskak River – Six Months Later (2012) – In Cree and English

Hi Ho Mistahey! (2013) – in Cree and in English

Trick or Treaty? (2014)

We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice (2016)

Walking Is Medicine (2017)

MÎNUWÂCH’HÎWÂU Â PIMPICHINÂNÛCH (2017) – in Cree

Our People Will Be Healed (2017)

Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger (2019)

Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair (2021)

Upstairs with David Amram (2021)

Bill Reid Remembers (2021)

Don Burnstick in Kattawapiskak (2021)

Theo Fleury Visits Kattawapiskak (2021)

Wabano: The Light of the Day (2022)

The Spirit of the Tsilqot’in People Is Hovering over the Supreme Court (2023)

Let’s Study Treaty No. 5 (2023)

The Federal Court Hearing (2023) – In Cree and English

The Retaliation Hearings (2023)

 

Thanks to the NFB, POV has two copies of Alanis Obomsawin: A Legacy to give away to readers. All you have to do to enter is answer the following question:

For which film did Alanis Obomsawin win the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program?

a) Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair
b) Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
c) The People of the Kattawapiskak River
d) Trick or Treaty?

Send your answer and full mailing address to [email protected] with the subject “Alanis.”
Contest closes December 27 at 5:00pm EST.
Contest is only open to residents of Canada.

 

Alanis Obomsawin: A Legacy is now available from the NFB.

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