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Free Presentation and Q&A with Alanis Obomsawin

The prolific and influential documentary filmmaker will share selections from her films and answer questions

Date & time
Friday, May 11, 2018
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Alanis Obomsawin, Kimberley Manning, Kim Sawchuk




Geneviève Rail


John Molson Building
1450 Guy Room MB-9

Wheelchair accessible




Alanis Obomsawin Alanis Obomsawin, documentary filmmaker. Photo courtesy Cosmos Image.

As part of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute's 40th anniversary conference, Unsettling Feminisms, award-winning documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin will give a public talk and Q&A featuring excerpts of her films. A member of the Abenaki Nation, her work explores the lives and concerns of Canada's First Nations.

Obomsawin will also be honoured with the Simone de Beauvoir Institute Prize, which recognizes an individual who has significantly contributed to the development of feminism in Canada.

“As a great admirer of Simone de Beauvoir, I’m highly honoured to have been invited to speak at the Institute that bears her name, and look forward to addressing the Concordia community,” said Obomsawin.

Her 50th and most recent film, Our People Will Be Healed, reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched by an adequately-funded school that nurtures Indigenous culture. Among many international awards and honours, her work was also showcased in a 2008 retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

This event is free and open to the public.

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