Red Deer Public Library presents Beans

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Beans

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

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Summary:

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 protesters, Quebec police, the RCMP and the Canadian military, over the proposed expansion of development into unceded land. 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.

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

Venue: Red Deer Public Library (ONLINE)

Date: April 20, 2022

Time: 7:00 PM MDT

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Event Details:
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Red Deer Public Library (ONLINE), 4818 49 St, Red Deer, AB, T4N 1T9
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