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Spudwrench : l'homme de Kahnawake - DVD ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB527760
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Alanis Obomsawin, Don Haig
Directors:  Alanis Obomsawin
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Architecture, Diversity, Documentary, Indigenous Peoples
Language:  French
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1997
Running Time:  57:46
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Meet Randy Horne, high steel worker from the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, near Montreal. As a defender of his people's culture and traditions, he was known as "Spudwrench" during the 1990 Oka crisis. Horne was behind the barricades, resisting the efforts of the municipality of Oka to expand a golf course onto sacred Mohawk land. Horne is one of many Mohawk high steel workers who have travelled the continent, working on some of the world's tallest buildings--but have never lost touch with their roots. Spudwrench - Kahnawake Man is both a portrait of Horne and the generations of daring Mohawk construction workers that have preceded him, and a unique look behind the barricades at one man's impassioned defence of sacred territory. The third film in Alanis Obomsawin's series on the events of 1990.


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