My Name Is Kahentiiosta

  • Canada
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This short documentary by Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Kahentiiosta, a young Kahnawake Mohawk woman arrested after the Oka Crisis' 78-day armed standoff in 1990. She was detained 4 days longer than the other women. Her crime? The prosecutor representing the Quebec government did not accept her Indigenous name.

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  • Original Title
    My Name Is Kahentiiosta
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • Cinematography
    Jean-Claude Labrecque, André-Luc Dupont
  • Editing
    Ruby-Marie Dennis
  • Music
    Claude Vendette, Francis Grandmont
  • Sound
    Raymond Marcoux, Ismaël Cordeiro, Hans Oomes, Alanis Obomsawin
  • Runtime
    30 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Canada
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Annual Dreamspeakers / Int’l Aboriginal Cultural, Artistic and Film Festival, Canada
    • International Short Film Festival, Canada
    • Cinefest, Canada
    • Toronto International Film Festival
    • Reel Aboriginal Film Festival - NFB 60th Anniversary, Canada
    • Vancouver International Film Festival
    • Reflections of Endless Night, Finland
    • International Short Film Festival, France
    • Native American Festival, Germany
    • MEDIAWAVE / International Festival of Visual Arts, Hungary
    • International Film Festival for Documentary and Short Films, India
    • SODEPAU, Spain
    • Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain
    • Two Rivers Native Film and Video Festival, USA
    • Human Rights Watch Film Festival, USA
    • Margaret Mead Film Festival, USA
    • Native American Film & Video Festival, USA
    • American Indian Film and Video Competition
  • Awards
    • American Indian Film and Video Competition - Award Winner is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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