Montreal International Documentary Festival

fr
My Agenda

Search films, news, screening numbers and events by keywords

Special Screening

Christmas at Moose Factory Alanis Obomsawin

Released in 1971, this lyrical short documentary marked the directorial debut of legendary Abenaki director Alanis Obomsawin. Filmed at a residential school in northern Ontario, it is composed entirely of drawings by young Cree children and stories told by the children themselves. Listening has been at the core of Obomsawin’s practice since the very beginning. “Documentary film,” she said in a 2017 interview, “is the one place that our people can speak for themselves. I feel that the documentaries that I’ve been working on have been very valuable for the people, for our people to look at ourselves… and through that be able to make changes that really count for the future of our children to come.”

This free screening is a part of the Alanis Obomsawin : A Legacy - DVD Box Set Launch Event.

Christmas at Moose Factory

  • Year : 1971
  • V.O : English
  • Subtitles : French
  • Duration : 13 MIN
  • Cinematography : Ben Low
  • Production : Wolf Koenig

Presented in same section

D'Est

by Chantal Akerman

Amisk

by Alanis Obomsawin

Mademoiselle Kenopsia

by Denis Côté

La Turlute des années dures

by Pascal Gélinas, Richard Boutet

Newsletter

Discover the best in documentary, take part in our year-round activities, and make the most of your festival!

NEWSLETTER FORUM

Subscribe to Forum RIDM

Newsletter subscription

Discover the best in documentary, take part in our year-round activities, and make the most of your festival!

Newsletter subscription

Discover the best in documentary, take part in our year-round activities, and make the most of your festival!