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flat rocks

courtney montour | CANADA | 2017 | 10 MIN | SHORT Documentary

Sunday 22 October 2017| 11:00 AM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
World Premiere

Screening as part of The Land Within

Flat Rocks takes an intimate and never-before-seen look at 79 year-old farmer Louis Diabo’s relentless battle against the construction of Canada’s St. Lawrence Seaway that tore through his land and the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory in the 1950s, forever changing the landscape and the livelihood of the community.

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Courtney Montour (Mohawk) is from Kahnawake and works in the documentary film and digital media fields exploring issues of Indigenous identity. Her first feature documentary Sex Spirit Strength (2015) premiered on APTN and won the Best of Festival, and Emerging Filmmaker awards at the 2016 Yorkton Film Festival.