You are invited to watch the film September 13-17
Beans is the first feature film by Tracey Deer, a prolific First Nation (Mohawk) documentary film maker from Quebec, Canada. The semi-autobiographic story is based on historic events that Deer lived through as a child. It is about the 1990 Oka Crisis, a land dispute between the Mohawks living on their ancestral lands at Kanesatake, and the neighboring town of Oka, located northwest of Montreal. The story is told through the eyes of Tekehentahkhwa, a twelve-year-old Mohawk girl nicknamed ‘Beans,’ who is caught between her childhood innocence and teenage delinquency, and whose perspective on life is radically changed by these events. The film premiered at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, where it was second runner up for the People’s Choice Award. It was also featured at the 2021 New York Children’s International Film Festival in March 2021 and it won several awards, among them the Canadian Screen Award for Best Picture at the 9th Canadian Screen Awards held virtually in May 2021. In English & French, 92 minutes, trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCFC-M0vqnY
Sponsors: The French Program and the Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures
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CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Media, Communications and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI). Screenings Spring 2021 will be virtual. Links to view the films will be provided 3-5 days during the week of the screening.
CineCulture is a film series provided as a service to Fresno State campus students, faculty, and staff, and community. CineCulture is also offered as a 3 unit academic course (MCJ 179) in the Mass Communication and Journalism Department. CineCulture fulfills General Education Integration Area Multicultural International (MI). For students entering Fresno State Fall 2018, the course satisfies a university graduation requirement.
CineCulture Club promotes cultural awareness through film and post-screening discussions.
Fresno State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation please contact us in advance to your participation.
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