afNews 21 Giugno 2023 17:21

Conferito ad Alanis Obomsawin, acclamata artista Abenaki e veterana del NFB, un dottorato honoris causa in Legge dall’Università di Toronto

“For six decades, the artist Alanis Obomsawin has held a mirror up to Canada. One of the most acclaimed Indigenous filmmakers in the world, she is best known for her tenure at the National Film Board of Canada and her catalogue of more than 50 films that elevate the voices of those who have been silenced or ignored in this country – particularly Indigenous Peoples.

photo by NFB

Obomsawin is also internationally recognized as a singer-songwriter, storyteller, engraver and printmaker.

Alanis Obomsawin, “Sleeping During the Oka Crisis”, 1990. Photo: John Kenney

Today, for her work as a multi-disciplinary artist and a documentary filmmaker advocating for social justice, Obomsawin receives a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from the University of Toronto.

photo by Kari Auerbach and Alanis Obomsawin

A member of the Abenaki Nation, Obomsawin was born in New Hampshire in 1932, but spent the first part of her childhood on the Odanak reserve in Quebec. Her father was a guide and a medicine maker, and her mother ran a boarding house.”

photo NFB

Full article here: https://www.utoronto.ca/news/alanis-obomsawin-one-world-s-most-acclaimed-indigenous-filmmakers-receives-honorary-degree

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