THE OKA LEGACY
The Oka Legacy is a POV documentary that explores how the Oka Crisis has influenced Indigenous identity in Canada. In the summer of 1990, all eyes were on the small town of Oka, Quebec. Triggered by plans to expand a golf course on ancestral land, it was a standoff between the Mohawk people of Kanehsatake, the police and eventually the army. The Oka Crisis lasted 78 days and drew worldwide attention. The standoff had a profound impact on Indigenous peoples in Canada setting the tone for Indigenous resistance throughout the ‘90s.
RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes
DIRECTOR: Sonia Bonspille-Boileau
WRITER: Sonia Bonspille-Boileau
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick and Ernest Webb
PRODUCERS: Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick and Lisa M. Roth
DOCUMENTARY / FEATURED / FACTUAL