24 February 2010

Western Ontario University

A Visit with Alanis Obomsawin
Public Film Screening of Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993), directed by Alanis Obomsawin, 2009 Trudeau Mentor

The University of Western Ontario, London (ON)
Conron Hall, University College
24 February 2010, 6:30 - 10:00pm

The English Department at the University of Western Ontario, with the support of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, is proud to welcome Alanis Obomsawin, a member of the Abenaki nation and renowned documentary filmmaker. Over the course of two days, Ms. Obomsawin will participate in numerous events across the university campus, including an honorary dinner hosted by Indigenous Services, a film screening of Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993), a visit to an undergraduate seminar in Worldwide Cinemas, and an advanced workshop for faculty and graduate students. For those who wish to see Ms. Obomsawin while in London, Ontario, the screening of Kanehsatake will be open to the public, followed by a discussion and reception with the director. This will be Ms. Obomsawin's first visit to Western since receiving an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 2007 for her outstanding contributions to the culture and heritage of Aboriginal peoples in Canada through filmmaking, activism, and education.

MORE INFORMATION: http://www.uwo.ca/english/WhatsNew/whatsnew.html#obomsawin