Rocks at Whiskey Trench
Rated Parental Guidance ~ Runs 105 minutes
Dir.: Alanis Obomsawin , Canada, 2000
To mark the release of Alanis Obomsawin’s 50th film, Our People Will Be Healed, L’Ipéen and the Charlottetown Film Society, in collaboration with the NFB and the City of Charlottetown, have organized a retrospective of six of her films. Free admission (donations accepted at the door)
This feature-length documentary follows the events of August 28, 1990, when a convoy of 75 cars left the Mohawk community of Kahnawake during the 1990 Oka Crisis and crossed Montreal's Mercier Bridge — straight into an angry mob that pelted the vehicles with rocks. The targets of this violence were Mohawk women, children, and elders leaving Kahnawake, in fear of a possible advance by the Canadian army.