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Incident at Restigouche

Direction
Year
1984
Country
  • Canada
Runtime
46min
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Released in 1984, this groundbreaking and impassioned account of the police raids brought Alanis Obomsawin to international attention. The film features a remarkable on-camera exchange between Obomsawin herself and provincial Minister of Fisheries Lucien Lessard, the man who’d ordered the raid. Decades later, Jeff Barnaby, director of Rhymes for Young Ghouls, cited the film as an inspiration. “That documentary encapsulated the idea of films being a form of social protest for me... It started right there with that film.”

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  • Original Title
    Incident at Restigouche
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • Cinematography
    Roger Rochat, Savas Kalogeras
  • Editing
    Alan Collins, Wolf Koenig
  • Sound
    Yves Gendron, Bev Davidson
  • Runtime
    46 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    1984
  • Country
    • Canada
  • Format
    • Black & White
  • Distribution

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