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Alanis Obomsawin – Special Screening

April 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join The Colonial Theatre and the Monadnock International Film Festival for a FREE screening of three of Alanis Obomsawin’s documentary shorts, followed by a discussion.
Alanis Obomsawin is the first woman in film to be awarded the MacDowell Gold Medal in 2023.
One of the most acclaimed Indigenous directors in the world, Alanis came to cinema from performance and storytelling. She is an Abenaki First Nations filmmaker, singer, artist, and activist primarily known for her documentary films. Born in what is now called Lebanon, New Hampshire, and raised primarily in what is now called Quebec, Canada, she has worked at the National Film Board of Canada since 1967, where she created an extraordinary body of work—50 films and counting—including landmark documentaries like Incident at Restigouche (1984) and Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993). Alanis has received numerous awards, and in 2023, she was honored with the 63rd Annual Edward MacDowell Medal, celebrating her life’s work chronicling the First Nations people and exploring issues of importance to all