Trick or Treaty?
First screened in September 2014
Director: Alanis Obomsawin. Documentary about First Nations' campaigns in 2012 and 2013 for the Canadian government to acknowledge and reinstate the core tenets of the Indian Act, the James Bay Treaty, and other endangered laws protecting their rights and domains.

Twitter Capsule: First 60, last 30 minutes awkwardly joined but feed movie's point about changing demographics and protest tactics.

VOR:   Even 24 hours' distance makes the film seem slightly more tentative, bordering on redundant. Best considered as a chapter in Obomsawin's distinguished archive of activist reportage.

Photo © 2014 National Film Board of Canada

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–

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