The year 2020 marks thirty years since the Kanesatake/Kahnawake resistance (often referred to as the Oka Crisis). This affecting documentary profiles a key incident that occurred during the 78-day stand-off.
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 of non-Indigenous people that pelted the vehicles with rocks. The targets of this violence were Mohawk women, children, and elders leaving their community, in fear of a possible advance by the Canadian army.
This film is the fourth in Alanis Obomsawin’s landmark series on the Mohawk rebellions that shook Canada in 1990.
Nominated for the Genie Award for Best Documentary, Rocks at Whiskey Trench is shocking and absolutely essential viewing for all Canadians.