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12 hr 57 min
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English 2.0
23.976 fps
12 hr 57 min
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Another visual chapter in modern Mohawk history.

Spudwrench is one of the First Nation filmmaker Alanis Obomsawim's series on the Mohawk people.

Featuring the story of Randy Horn, a Kahnawake Mohawk Ironworker who became involved with the Oka Crisis of 1990, a land dispute to enlarge a golf course which would have dislocated a Mohawk cemetery and further encroached upon First Nations land claims (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oka_crisis).

Spudwrench gives insight into the iron-worker trade, the desire of Mohawk men to seek a living wage in the big cities of America amidst a small hometown setting (reservation-style) in First Nations Canada.

The film also benefits from commentary from Mohawk elders and explains the Quebec Bridge disaster, which took the lives of large numbers of Mohawk iron-workers in 1907. Of the 75 workers killed, 33 were Mohawk.

Includes archival footage of the Oka Crisis of 1990.

An excellent feature of the National Film Board of Canada. Other Obomsawim productions of the Mohawks of Kahnawake include Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993) and Rocks at Whiskey Trench (2000).

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