Indigenous Film Series: Mohawk Girls (Deer, 2005)


Monthly Indigenous Film Series in the MAHI

1st Fl. Education Bldg 3700 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC

Thursday December 6th, 2018

Mohawk Girls Tracey Deer, Dir. (2005) NFB 62 min.

Shot over two years, Mohawk Girls provides a surprising inside look at modern Indigenous youth culture. Deeply emotional yet unsentimental, it reveals the hope, despair, heartache and promise of growing up Indigenous at the beginning of the 21st century. Mohawk Girls (2005) was her first Rezolution/NFB co-production, Deer looked at three teenage girls from her reserve who faced the same decision she did at their age: to move away and risk losing their rights as Mohawks, or stay and give up the possibilities offered by the outside world. Mohawk Girls received the Alanis Obomsawin Best Documentary Award at the 2005 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival.

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