Alanis Obomsawin will receive the Edward MacDowell Medal in a ceremony on July 23 with opening remarks by Jesse Wente.
Reflections on Alanis Obomsawin, her career, documentaries, influence, and legacy among Indigenous filmmaking.
Alanis Obomsawin's Incident at Restigouche exposes the preposterous invasion of a Mi’kmaq reservation in Quebec by
provincial police armed to the teeth.
"The basic purpose is for our people to have a voice. To be heard is the important thing, no matter what it is that we’re talking about," says Alanis Obomsawin.
At 76, Alanis Obomsawin is circling back to her early focus on language, education, and children. “I want to make a series of short children’s films,” she tells me.
After an artistic lifetime spent educating those of us who should have known of these things long ago, Obomsawin now wishes to return to the most important link in the chain and