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Alanis Obomsawin

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Strom- und Gaspreise, Alanis Obomsawin, Tiervideos und der Blob

Die Profis

In dieser Ausgabe von "Die Profis" geht es um Strom und Gas und das Merit-Order-Prinzip. Sie erfahren etwas über das gescheiterte Hochseeabkommen. Wir sprechen über Tierwohl im Zusammenhang mit Tiervideos in sozialen Medien. Der Benecke hat sich den Blob genauer angeschaut. Und zum 90. Geburtstag von Alanis Obomsawin haben wir mit der Amerikanistin Dr. Kerstin Knopf gesprochen.


3 Sep 2022

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[Full episode] Alanis Obomsawin, Meenakshi Shedde, Shania Twain

Q with Tom Power

Acclaimed Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin discusses her decades-long career in filmmaking, storytelling and activism. Film curator Meenakshi Shedde talks about building a retrospective of director Satyajit Ray's work for the Toronto International Film Festival. Country music icon Shania Twain reflects on her breakthrough album The Woman in Me.

1hr 13mins

26 Jul 2022

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Alanis Obomsawin - The Struggle for Indigenous Rights and Reconciliation

Conflict, Power & Persuasion

Alanis Obomsawin was born in 1932 and is a member of the Abenaki Nation. She spent her early years on the Odanak reserve, then at the age of six relocated to Trois Rivieres, Quebec, where her family was the only Indigenous peoples in the community. Driven by the need for truthful and respectful education about Indigenous peoples, while in her early 20s, Alanis began performing as a singer and storyteller and toured in Canada, the US and Europe including managing her own stage at the Mariposa Folk Festival in the 1960s. In the late 1960s Alanis was hired as a consultant by the National Film Board of Canada where she went on to become one of the most acclaimed Indigenous directors in the world, completing dozens of documentaries, exploring the lives and concerns of Indigenous peoples including violent conflicts such as the raids on the Mi’kmaq over fishing rights in the early 1980s and the historic Mohawk standoff at Oka. Alanis has an incredible list of well-deserved awards and honors including honorary doctorates from the universities of York, Carleton, UBC, Western, McGill, Concordia, and Dalhousie. In 1983 she was made a Member of the Order of Canada, she’s received the Governor General’s Performing Arts award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement, the Glenn Gould Prize, the prix Albert-Tessier for contribution to Quebecois cinema, and many others. In this episode of Conflict, Power, & Persuasion we take a walk through time, discussing the struggles to realize Indigenous rights and the path to reconciliation. Some topics discussed include: What it was like when Indigenous people were granted Canadian citizenship The core values needed to connect with others. Alanis’s experience of being on the ground during the Oka Crisis. Leadership Negotiating with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada The importance of connecting with elders and understanding your history. Reconciliation: Healing, Apologies and Forgiveness Nelson Mandela Senator Murray Sinclair Storytelling through music And much more! Links: CBC’s Telescope Episode: https://www.cbc.ca/archives/entry/alanis-obomsawin-the-activist Bush Lady Album: https://alanisobomsawin.bandcamp.com/ NFA Documentary Films: https://www.nfb.ca/directors/alanis-obomsawin/


23 Mar 2022

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Alanis Obomsawin

Rewind Fast Forward

We love talking about Canadian films so much we teamed up with Thom Ernst to create a podcast where we invite Canadian filmmakers to talk about their artistic influences past and present.  Our second season begins with one of the most acclaimed Indigenous directors in the world, Alanis Obomsawin. Her incredible body of work includes 50 films (and counting) including landmark documentaries like Incident and Restigouche (1984) and Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993). The Abenaki director has received numerous international honours and her work was showcased in a 2008 retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. For more information on Alanis Obomsawin’s filmography, visit: https://www.nfb.ca/directors/alanis-obomsawin/ For more information on KCFF, please check us out at kingcanfilmfest.com or @kingcanfilmfest Hosted by Thom Ernst Produced by Moira Demorest Support for this podcast comes from the Kingston Canadian Film Festival which is situated on the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Huron-Wendat. This podcast is generously funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.  Thanks for listening! 


1 Feb 2022

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Firecracker Department with Naomi Snieckus

Our first guest of 2022 is singer, songwriter, artist, director, producer, one of Canada’s most distinguished filmmakers and member of the Abenaki Nation ALANIS OBOMSAWIN! Her 53rd film in her 54 year career is HONOUR TO SENATOR MURRAY SINCLAIR ! It made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and shares the powerful speech Senator Sinclair gave when he accepted the WFM Canada World Peace Award and interspersed with the heartbreaking testimonies from former students imprisoned at residential schools. Alanis’s other films include: JORDAN RIVER ANDERSON, THE MESSENGER (2019) is a 7-film cycle devoted to the rights of Indigenous children and Peoples, which began in 2011 when she conducted her first interviews for THE PEOPLE OF THE KATTAWAPISKAK, KANEHSATAKE: TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY YEARS OF RESISTANCE that documents the 1990 Mohawk uprising in Kanehsatake and Oka, as well as her groundbreaking INCIDENT AT RESTIGOUCHE, a behind-the-scenes look at Québec police raids on a Mi’kmaq reserve. Alanis awards include: TIFF’s 2021 Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media, DOC institute Honour’s 2020 Rogers-DOC Luminary Award at the DOC Institute Honours, Glenn Gould Prize, and she was honoured at The Gala Québec Cinéma with the IRIS HOMAGE 2020. Twitter: @thenfb Instagram: @onf_nfb https://www.facebook.com/nfb.ca https://www.nfb.ca/directors/alanis-obomsawin/ The Children Have to Hear Another Story – Alanis Obomsawin Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin January 23 to April 18, 2022 https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2022/alanis_obomsawin/start.php Let’s Heal This Shit - @letshealthisshit Lunar New Year Celebration: Astro Map of 2022 - February 1, 2022 $10 discount code for Firecrackers: Fireup https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lunar-new-year-celebration-astro-map-of-2022-tickets-229009803487 Let's Heal This Shit's website: https://www.letshealthisshit.com/ Virtual Red Carpet Team: Producer/Host - Naomi Snieckus @snieckus Head Producer/Director - Winnie Wong @wonder_wong Technical Producer - Anna Gustafson @goosegustafson Co-Producer - Juli Strader @rawsugarpr Podcast Team Head Producer and Editor: Winnie Wong @wonder_wong Editor: Shayne Stolz @shaynestolz Graphic: Vicki Brier @brier2019 To listen to the podcast: https://linktr.ee/firecrackerdept Subscribe to our newsletter at https://www.firecrackerdepartment.com and follow us @firecrackerdept!

1hr 7mins

19 Jan 2022

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[Full episode] Alanis Obomsawin, The Halluci Nation

Q with Tom Power

Acclaimed Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin reflects on her decades-long career in filmmaking, storytelling and activism. Cayuga and Mohawk group The Halluci Nation (formerly known as A Tribe Called Red) discuss their new album, One More Saturday Night.

1hr 12mins

30 Sep 2021

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Alanis Obomsawin: You can’t eat money

Quite a Quote!

This episode is also available as a blog post: http://quiteaquote.in/2021/08/31/alanis-obomsawin-you-cant-eat-money/--- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/quiteaquote/message

31 Aug 2021

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Alanis Obomsawin et Serge Bouchard, et Raôul Duguay


Discussion croisée entre Alanis Obomsawin et Serge Bouchard; revue des tendances; entrevue avec Raôul Duguay et Yves Langlois à propos du film Raôul Duguay : par-delà La bittt à Tibi; chronique « À boire » spéciale cocktails d'Halloween d'Étienne Bay; chronique « À manger » d'Ann-Rika Martin, de l'O'Ravito Café-Relais, à Saint-Romuald; et conversation en famille avec Simon et Philippe Brault.

2hr 9mins

30 Oct 2020

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Episode 517: Florida election supervisor, Google lawsuit, Leer Estates, Alanis Obomsawin, movie prop collectors and more

Day 6 from CBC Radio

An election supervisor in Florida prepares for voting day, what quirky election merchandise reveals about campaigns, Google faces a historic antitrust lawsuit, Canadian actor Dan Chameroy's campy one-man soap opera Leer Estates, filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin looks back on four decades of documenting Mi'kmaq fishing rights, digging into the world of Hollywood collectibles in the podcast The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of and more.


23 Oct 2020

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Rencontre entre Francis Reddy et Alanis Obomsawin

Les grands entretiens

Au début des années 1960, Alanis Obomsawin a amorcé une carrière de chanteuse qui l'a amenée à interpréter des chansons traditionnelles sur scène dans des écoles, des réserves, des festivals de musique et à la télévision. Elle est arrivée au cinéma en 1967 à titre de consultante à l'Office national du film (ONF), où elle a, depuis, réalisé plus de 50 documentaires. Aux côtés de Francis Reddy, Alanis Obomsawin revient sur sa riche carrière, ses multiples personnalités artistiques et ses nombreux combats pour les causes autochtones.


25 Aug 2020