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.