Learning Tree - Roots

Resources for digging deeper into to ancient oppressive systems we live in and how that relates to the problems of today.

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (The Oka Crisis) (1993)

A feature-length, multi-award winning documentary by Native American filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin set in the thick of the armed confrontation between Native American Mohawks and Canadian government forces during the 1990 standoff in the Mohawk village of Kanehsatake near the village of Oka in Quebec. The two-and-a-half month ordeal received brief national attention when the Mohawk warriors of Kahnawake, in support of their brothers from nearby Kanehsatake, temporarily held the busy Mercier Bridge leading to Montreal, in an effort to bring world attention to the situation.


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This Land Is Mine - Nina Paley

I envisioned This Land Is Mine as the last scene of my potential-possible-maybe- feature film, Seder-Masochism, but it’s the first (and so far only) scene I’ve animated. As the Bible says, "So the last will be first, and the first will be last."

See Nina Paley's full length animation feature Sita Sings the Blues and give a donation if you can to her next project for which this short was made.

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