Marie Michael Library
Rocks at Whiskey Trench
DVD; NFB; Alanis Obomsawin Collection
On August 28, 1990, a convoy of 75 cars left the Mohawk community of Kahnawake and crossed Montreal's Mercier Bridge straight into an angry mob that pelted the vehicles with rocks. The targets of this violence were Mohawk women, children and elders leaving Kahnawake in fear of a possible advance by the Canadian army. This film looks back at the events surrounding the August 28 attack, and delves into the history of Kahnawake and the consequences of the appropriation of land that have shrunk its territory by more than two-thirds over the last 300 years. National Film Board (NFB).