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  • Own Voice

Rocks at Whiskey Trench

Director Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki)
Year 2000
Run Time 105min
Genre Documentary, Drama

On August 28, 1990, in the midst of the Oka crisis, dozens of cars were driven from the Mohawk community of Kahnawake over Montreal’s Mercier Bridge, where an angry mob met them with violence — and rocks. Obomsawin’s documentary gives the Mohawk rebels a voice.


Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki)

Legendary Abenaki filmmaker Obomsawin has made over 50 documentaries on issues affecting Indigenous peoples in Canada, including Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, Trick or Treaty?, Is the Crown at War with Us?, Our People Will Be Healed and Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger. Her most recent film is the short documentary Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair. Next, she is set to appear in an episode of Marie Clements’ Bones of Crows: The Series.


Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki)


Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki)


Documentary, Drama


BIPOC Stories, Environment, Female Filmmaker, Global Experiences, History, Indigenous Filmmaker, Social Justice & Politics

Original Language


Language Versions

EN CC, FR Dub, FR Subtitles

Canadian Distributor

National Film Board (NFB)