Barnefilmfestivalen April 26—May 1 2022

Beans

Award-winning film based on a true story.

The Oka Crisis, summer of 1990: For 78 days, Mohawk protesters near Quebec, Canada face local authorities in a violent conflict. Both sides laying claim to the same land. Beans is a 12-year-old Mohawk girl growing up in the middle of this tense situation. The conflict brings another layer of change to her life, in addition to the changes puberty is causing to her body. 

The Oka Crisis became a news story across the world, and the movie uses real news footage to describe the conflict. 

Mohawk director Tracey Deer uses her own experiences to address themes of racism, indigenous peoples and coming of age.

Trailer

Location
Online
Country
Canada
Language
English, French, Mohawk
Subtitles
No subtitles
Censorship
12+
School
Classes 8-10, High school
Original title
Beans
Director
Tracey Deer
Year
2020
Category
Feature film
Duration
1t 31m
Genere
History, Family, Drama

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