This episode is an audio portrait of Alanis Obomsawin, an Indigenous Abenaki filmmaker, singer, activist and “national treasure” from Turtle Island/Canada. We spoke online late in February 2021 with reference to a major survey exhibition of Alanis’ life and work, ‘The Children Have to Hear Another Story’, 12 February – 18 April 2021, Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin.
Many thanks to Lilli Heinemann from HKW and Michael Shu from the National Film Board of Canada for making this episode possible.
Bush Lady (2018)
Vignettes: June in Povungnituk – Quebec Arctic (1980)
Waban-Aki: People from Where the Sun Rises (2006)
Alanis Obomsawin the activist, Telescope CBC (1966)
Alanis Obomsawin – Bush Lady, live at Le Guess Who? 2017
Christmas at Moose Factory (1971)
Puberty – Part 2 (1975)
Moose Call (1972)