New mural honouring Indigenous activist unveiled in downtown Montreal (PHOTOS)

Nov 6 2018, 4:35 pm

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Downtown Montreal has a new, massive mural. An honouring of filmmaker and Indigenous activists Alanis Obomsawim was inaugurated on Lincoln Avenue in Montreal on Monday.

Designed by emerging Atikamekw artist, Mely Ottawa, Montreal’s newest building mural pays homage to Obomsawin who started her career with the National Film Board in 1967. She’s directed landmark films including Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (1993) and Is the Crown at War with Us? (2002). She is currently directing her 51st film.

The mural, marks the 20th of MU’s collection of Montreal’s remarkable artists, highlighting people who have made outstanding contributions to the city’s cultural art scene.

 

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The mural is based on a photo of Obomsawin singing at the Mariposa Folk Festival in Toronto in 1970 as well as a photo of children playing in the show during the filming of her documentary Christmas at Moose Factory (1971).

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