The People of the Kattawapiskak River

by Nick Glossop on January 13, 2013Comments Off

The People of the Kattawapiskak River by Alanis Obomsawin, National Film Board of Canada

Alanis Obomsawin’s documentary The People of the Kattawapiskak River exposes the housing crisis faced by 1,700 Cree in Northern Ontario, a situation that led Attawapiskat’s band chief, Theresa Spence, to ask the Canadian Red Cross for help. With the Idle No More movement making front page headlines, this film provides background and context for one aspect of the growing crisis. This film will stream free of charge until Friday, January 18, 2013.

h/t Laurence Miall