Alanis Obomsawin: A Lifetime of Insistence
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Alanis Obomsawin: A Lifetime of Insistence

Alanis Obomsawin wearing a dress and beaded jewelry looks down at something in her lap with children around her looking on.
Alanis Obomsawin, 1977. Image courtesy National Film Board of Canada.

Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki) is an unparalleled voice in documentary filmmaking. Her radical, lifelong career spans more than five decades and centers the lives and voices of Indigenous communities. Her more than 50 films lay bare the ongoing challenges faced by Indigenous people under settler colonialism. Expressing oral traditions through filmmaking, Obomsawin’s collective body of work has transformed documentary cinema by making Indigenous stories visible and creating new Indigenous futures.

This fall at the Walker, a series of screenings will showcase Obomsawin’s work and includes an in-person dialogue.