Alanis Obomsawin

American Canadian Abenaki filmmaker, singer. Born 31 August 1932
Alanis Obomsawin
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.25/img/default_artist_images/pop2.jpg
1932-08-31
https://musicbrainz.org/artist/9833b13b-380b-4571-b445-f05a9ea66591
Alanis Obomsawin

Alanis Obomsawin Biography (Wikipedia)

Alanis Obomsawin, OC GOQ (born August 31, 1932) is an American Canadian Abenaki filmmaker, singer, artist and activist primarily known for her documentaries . Born in New Hampshire, United States and raised primarily in Quebec, Canada, she has written and directed many National Film Board of Canada documentaries on First Nations issues.

Obomsawin's described "the basic purpose [of my films] is for our people to have a voice[...] no matter what we're talking about whether it has to do with having our existence recognised, or whether it has to do with speaking about our values, our survival, our beliefs, that we belong to something beautiful, that it's O.K. to be an Indian, to be a native person in this country." Her best known documentary is Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, about the 1990 Oka Crisis, Quebec.

This entry is from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If you find the biography content factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit this article at Wikipedia. Find out more about our use of this data.


Alanis Obomsawin Tracks

Sort by

Alanis Obomsawin
Odana
https://static.bbc.co.uk/music_clips/3.0.25/img/track_fallback.png
link
Odana
Load more tracks

Back to artist