270 Years of Resistance First screened in August 2014
Director: Alanis Obomsawin. Documentary about Mohawk protests in 1990 of Canadian incursions on protected lands, culminating in long standoff with the military and armed police. Twitter Capsule:
Activist public-record documentary in Barbara Kopple vein. Trenchant overview, intimate insights. Some deck-stacking.
Not a renegotiation of form; occasionally slips into uncertain zone between personalizing the story and regarding it through strictly structural-political lens. Valuable archive, though.