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Mère de tant d'enfants - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB524470
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Alanis Obomsawin, Don Hopkins, Douglas MacDonald
Directors:  Alanis Obomsawin
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Peoples, Social Studies, Women's Studies
Language:  French
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1977
Running Time:  57:50

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In her first feature-length documentary, released in 1977, Alanis Obomsawin honours the central place of women and mothers within Indigenous cultures. An album of Indigenous womanhood, the film portrays proud matriarchal cultures that for centuries have been pressured to adopt the standards and customs of the dominant society.  Tracing the cycle of Indigenous women's lives from birth to childhood, puberty, young adulthood, maturity and old age, the film reveals how Indigenous women have fought to regain a sense of equality, instilled cultural pride in their children and passed on their stories and language to new generations.

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