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Manawan - DVD

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In 1970 the Atikamek people of Manawan, Quebec, undertook an extraordinary creative collaboration with Alanis Obomsawin, a visionary artist destined to become one of North America’s leading Aboriginal filmmakers.  

is the result of that collective effort. Conceived as a multimedia educational kit, it presented young Canadians with a new kind of Aboriginal ethnography and history, one created and controlled from within.

Challenging official colonial history, Obomsawin placed the Atikamek at the centre of their own story, applying activist principles that distinguish her entire body of work.

An important early work from Alanis Obomsawin, Manawan (spelled Manowan in the original) finds new life in this remastered edition.

2009, 63 min 13 s

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