Join KUC’s Global and Community Action group on Sunday, March 6th for their showing of Beans, with a discussion afterward.
The movie starts at 7 pm in the KUC Lounge
Masks are required. Vaccine passport required.
Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence; forced to grow up fast and become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Oka Crisis, the turbulent Indigenous uprising that tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.
This project goes back a long way for me. I was Beans. I was twelve years old when I lived through an armed stand-off between my people and the Quebec and Canadian governments known as The Oka Crisis. The Mohawk Nation of Kanesatake and Kahnawà:ke stood up to a formidable bully – and won. That summer I knew I wanted to become a filmmaker and vowed to one day tell this story.