Women Make Movies Women Make Movies View Cart
Women Make Movies
Find


 

Alanis Obomsawin

Native Canadian filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin is of Abenaki descent. One of the most prominent Native Canadian filmmakers, Obomsawin has produced and directed more than thirty documentaries on First Nations culture and history for the National Film Board of Canada for more than thirty-five years. Prior to filmmaking, Obomsawin was as a singer and songwriter. Her most recent film, "When All the Leaves Are Gone," premiered in2010 at the Montreal World Film Festival. Other recent credits include GENE BOY CAME HOME (2007); WABAN-AKI: PEOPLE FROM WHERE THE SUN RISES (2006); SIGWAN (2005); and OUR NATIONHOOD. Obomsawin's best-known documentary is KANEHSATAKE: 270 YEARS OF RESISTANCE, (1993), the first of four films documenting the 1990 Mohawk uprising in Kanehstake.

Obomsawin has received numerous accolades and awards for her work and, in 2006, became the subject of the first-ever book on Native filmmakers in Alanis Obomsawin: The Vision of a Native Filmmaker, by Randolph Lewis. Obomsawin was also honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award and a special retrospective of her work at the Hot Docs film festival in the spring of 2009. A retrospective her work was also held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In her native Canada, Obomsawin was honored with the Governor Generalís Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. She has also made a name for herself in the art world as an engraver and print-maker. (07/12)


Mother of Many Children
A film by Alanis Obomsawin, 1977, 58 min., Color

Composed of a series of vignettes featuring Native women from different first nations, this classic work by Alanis Obomsawin, an Abenaki, reflects a p...



go to year view by subject view by title view by maker



  Sign up to get our monthly newsletter delivered by email.



You'll get the latest info on WMM films, filmmakers, new releases and worldwide events.
Read the current issue and subscribe!

amazon amazon
 
WMM offers film collections
on a variety of specific subject areas, including the
African American Collection, films from Latin America, the Girls Project, Beyond the Veil and more.



Deep discounts are available when you purchase multiple films. More details.






 
© Women Make Movies, 2005
site map

Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitiates the production, promotion, distribution, and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women. contact us