Alanis Obomsawin celebrated in new exhibit for determined effort over decades to tell Indigenous stories

 By Crystal St.Pierre  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The Children Have to Hear Another Story is an exhibit opening in the Art Museum at the University of Toronto on Sept. 7. It highlights decades of work by First Nations filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. Born in 1932, the Abenaki American-Canadian is well known for writing and directing documentaries about issues facing Indigenous communities across Canada. Her films speak to the hardships faced by Indigenous people, the racism, the bullying, the struggles for rights and recognition, displacement and state-mandated assimilation. “I think it’s just a very important exhibition to give insight into what has been accomplished and how much important work has been done by her and has affected so many others ever since and has given courage to others,” said Barbara Fischer, director…

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