Rocks At Whiskey Trench

Release Information
September 15, 2000
Toronto (Royal Ontario Museum)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 15, 2000
Toronto (Royal Ontario Museum)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 15, 2000
Montréal (Cinéma Parallèle)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 15, 2000
Montréal (Cinéma Parallèle)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 29, 2000
Toronto (Royal Ontario Museum)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 29, 2000
Toronto (Royal Ontario Museum)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 29, 2000
Montréal (Cinéma Parallèle)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
September 29, 2000
Montréal (Cinéma Parallèle)
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
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Production Details

Executive Producer
Sally Bochner
Sally Bochner
Sally Bochner
Sally Bochner
Sally Bochner
Sally Bochner
Sally Bochner
Sally Bochner
Sally Bochner
Sally Bochner
Producer
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Sally Bochner
Sally Bochner
Sally Bochner
Sally Bochner
Sally Bochner
Sally Bochner
Sally Bochner
Sally Bochner
Sally Bochner
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Line Producer
Sally Bochner
Director
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Director of Photography
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Philippe Amiguet
Philippe Amiguet
Philippe Amiguet
Philippe Amiguet
Pierre Landry
Pierre Landry
Pierre Landry
Thea Pratt
Roger Rochat
Roger Rochat
Roger Rochat
Roger Rochat
Roger Rochat
Roger Rochat
Roger Rochat
Roger Rochat
Roger Rochat
Roger Rochat
René Sioui Labelle
René Sioui Labelle
Director of Sound
Philippe Amiguet
Writer
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Editor
Yurij Luhovy
Yurij Luhovy
Yurij Luhovy
Yurij Luhovy
Yurij Luhovy
Yurij Luhovy
Yurij Luhovy
Yurij Luhovy
Cast
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Sally Bochner
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
106 minutes, 1999

On August 28, 1990, a convoy of 75 cars left the Mohawk community of Kahnawake and crossed Montreal’s Mercier Bridge--straight into an angry mob that pelted the vehicles with rocks. The targets of this violence were Mohawk women, children and elders leaving Kahnawake, in fear of a possible advance by the Canadian army. In ROCKS AT WHISKEY TRENCH, Mohawks young and old remember the terror as windows shattered around them. Police had orders not to arrest anyone--and though they stood by during the rock-throwing, they were able to prevent the mob from reaching the cars and attacking their occupants. ROCKS AT WHISKEY TRENCH is the fourth instalment in filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin’s landmark series on the Mohawk rebellions that shook Canada in 1990. A painstakingly researched social document, the film looks back at the events surrounding the August 28 attack, and delves into the history of Kahnawake and the consequences of the appropriation of land that have shrunk its territory by more than two-thirds over the last 300 years. Time and healing circles have helped close the wounds, but it will take much longer for Kahnawake residents to forgive and forget.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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