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IWD Film Screening: Mohawk Girls (Dir. Tracey Deer)

Film Screening followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and cast of Mohawk Girls

Reception to follow...this is a free and public event - all are invited!

Wednesday March 7, 2007: 6-8pm
William Doo Auditorium
45 Willcocks Street
New College, University of Toronto

About the Film:
The massive Mercier Bridge looms over the eastern end of the Kahnawake Native reserve carrying commuters into the city of Montreal. For Amy,
Lauren and Felicia, three Mohawk teens living in its shadow, the bridge also serves as a constant reminder of the bustling world just beyond the
borders of their tiny community. Like typical teenagers, all three are wrestling with critical decisions about their futures. But for these
girls, there is more at stake. The rules on the reserve can be strict and unforgiving. Move away and you risk losing your credibility, or
worse, your rights as a Mohawk. Stay and you forego untold experiences and opportunities in the "outside world. With insight, humour and compassion, Deer takes us inside the lives of
these three teenagers as they tackle the same issues of identity, culture and family she faced a decade earlier. Like her, they are outspoken, honest and wise beyond their years. Shot over two years, and interspersed with home videos from the Deer's own adolescence, Mohawk Girls provides a surprising inside look at modern Aboriginal youth
culture. Deeply emotional yet unsentimental, it reveals the hope, despair, heartache and promise of growing up Native at the beginning of
the 21st century.

This event was made possible through the generous support of the Women and Gender Studies Institute, Equity Studies, First Nations House, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education (OISE) and The Indigenous Education Network.

For more information WGSI



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