Embassy of Canada to Algeria presents Beans

Private Event

Film(s) Playing:


Director: Tracey Deer (Mohawk) Run Time: 92min Genre(s): Drama

Show More 
Show Less 

Beans takes place at the height of the 1990 Mohawk Resistance at Kanehsatà:ke (also known as the Oka Crisis), a 78-day standoff between Indigenous land defenders, Quebec police, the RCMP and the Canadian military, over the proposed expansion of a golf course on to a Mohawk burial ground. Twelve-year-old Tekehentahkhwa (nicknamed “Beans”, played by Kiawentiio) is forced into an early coming of age by these events, as her innocence turns to anger over the treatment of her people.

Drawing from her own experiences as a child, director Tracey Deer provides a poignant and engaging chronicle of these real-life events that shook the nation, as well as a much-needed look at how the traumatic events impacted youth in the community.

Beans premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the 2021 Canadian Screen Award for Best Picture.

Content Note: This film includes coarse language, violence, and thematic elements that may not be suitable for all audiences.

Cast: Kiawentiio (Mohawk), Dawn Ford, Violah Beauvais (Mohawk), Rainbow Dickerson (Rappahannock), Brittany Leborgne (Mohawk)
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - PG
British Columbia - 14A
Manitoba - 14A
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - PG
Nunavut - PG
Ontario - 14A
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - 13+
Saskatchewan - 14A
Yukon - NR
Film language(s): English
This film is subtitled in: French

Venue: Canadian Embassy in Algeria

Date: April 20, 2022

Time: 9:00 PM Algiers, UTC+01:00

Private Event