Our Collection

History of Manawan - Part One

Top of page

 

“It’s not how it used to be.” The words of Cézar Néwashish resonate throughout this short documentary that explores the history of the Atikamekw community of Manawan, Quebec. Less than a century old in name, Manawan embodies the experiences of so many Indigenous communities across Canada. Where once they practised their customs freely on a vast territory, the arrival of the Europeans would eventually mean the restriction of their cultural practices and confinement to a reserve named Manawan.

This short is part of the Manawan series directed by Alanis Obomsawin.

Remastered on DVD in 2009.

1972, 20 min 30 s

Top of page

Also available under

Top of page