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"Mohawk director Tracey Deer, who lived through the violent 78-day conflict as a 12-year-old, has made a film that's eye-opening. Beyond her firsthand understanding of indigenous people's struggles, she's keenly attuned to girlhood growing pains — well captured in the expressive and engaging performance by Kiawentiio, leading a strong cast."
— The Hollywood Reporter

Film followed by a talkback with Dr. Eli Nelson (kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk)), Assistant Professor of American Studies at Williams College

Winner of the Canadian Screen Awards for Best Picture
Winner of the Vancouver International Film Festival Best Canadian First Feature Film
Honored as One of the Top Ten Canadian Films at Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF Emerging Talent Award, and TIFF’s Rising Star

Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and delinquent adolescence; forced to grow up fast to become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Indigenous uprising known as The Oka Crisis, which tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.

Starring: Kiawentiio Tarbell, Rainbow Dickerson, Violah Beauvais, Paulina Alexis, Joel Montgrand, D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai

Director: Tracey Deer

Runtime: 92 minutes

Genre: BIPOC, Drama, Festival Favorite, Woman Directed

Year: 2021

Country: Canada