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Mohawk Girls, Tracey Deer

For three teenage girls growing up in Kahnawake — and indeed, all teenagers on the reserve — life can be quite confusing. If they want to move away to pursue new experiences — perhaps in nearby Montreal — they risk losing credibility, or worse yet, their rights as Mohawk women. Of course, if they stay, their opportunities in the tiny community are limited.

With insight, humour and heart, director Tracey Deer (who left Kahnawake to attend school and pursue filmmaking) returns to her community to follow these Mohawk girls and tell their stories. Her deeply emotional documentary reveals the complex hope, heartache and promise of growing up Indigenous in the 21st century.


Mohawk Girls
Directed by Tracey Deer
2005, Canada, 62 minutes, not rated

Event/Exhibition meta autogenerated block.

Where

SaskTel Theatre

This June, Cinema at the Museum presents a series of films in honour of both Indigenous History and Pride Month. These films reflect on and examine themes of identity, resilience, intersectionality, community, and care from a wide range of Indigenous and 2SLGBTQ filmmakers. Throughout the month, the museum will host several screenings presented in partnership with Saskatoon community organizations that speak to their values and respective communities.

Film tickets are $10; free admission for members and youth under 18.

Talks, tours and other events are admission by donation or free with membership.

June 9, 2023 at 7:00PM