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Alanis Obomsawin, a member of the Abenaki Nation, is one of Canada’s most distinguished filmmakers. For the past 25 years, she has also worked as an engraver and printmaker, creating an important body of work, which has been exhibited in Canada and Europe. These visual artworks often deal with the same subjects as her films, but on a completely different note. Her exhibition The Prints of Alanis Obomsawin in 2015, shows Alanis’s contrapuntal art practice, revealing a world where memory and dreams evoke the spirit of animals and humans in the context of historical events.

Alanis Obomsawin is an internationally recognized filmmaker and a singer, writer, storyteller and visual artist. Over the last five decades, she has directed 49 documentaries at the National Film Board (NFB). Her films incorporate strong social content, inspired by the desire to let the voices of Indigenous people be heard. read more
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© Alanis Obomsawin, 2011