Based on true events, chronicles the 78-day standoff between two Mohawk communities and government forces in 1990 in Quebec. Referred to in the media as the Oka Crisis, the three-month standoff captured the attention of the entire country as the communities protested the expansion of a golf course into a forest and burial ground. In the middle of that is Beans, a 12-year-old Mohawk girl. She is a bright and promising student trying to find her place in her community, but she faces a number of challenges. In addition to the complex situations so characteristic of adolescence, she encounters the intricacies of using her voice for activism, and the devastating impacts of experiencing violent racism.
Winner of Rising Stars Award at Toronto International Film Festival.
Tracey Deer, Meredith Vuchnich
Kiawentiio, Rainbow Dickerson, Violah Beauvais, Paulina Jewel Alexis, D’Pharaoh Mckay Woon-a-Tai
Anne Marie Gelinas
Born in Kahnawá:ke, Canada. Directed the documentary features One More River: The Deal that Split the Cree (2004), Mohawk Girls (2005), and Club Native (2008). She was also co-creator, writer, producer and director in the TV series Working It Out Together, and the TV adaptation of Mohawk Girls.