Directed by: Tracey Deer
Suitable For: Grade 9+ (14+)

ICFF - Indigenous Film Series


PLOT : Inspired by her own childhood, Tracey Deer tells a coming-of-age story about a young Mohawk girl in Kanehsatà:ke amidst the 1990 Oka Crisis. Witness 12 year-old Beans experiences of community, activism, and racism during the 78-day standoff between two Mohawk communities and government forces in 1990 Quebec. During an ongoing standoff that forces her to grow up faster than she deserves, follow Beans as she cares for her younger sister and discovers herself and her place in the community.

Tracey Deer. is a Mohawk screenwriter, film director, and newspaper publisher based in Kahnawake, Quebec. Her debut feature Beans received critical acclaim at the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). Deer was honored with the prestigious TIFF Emerging Talent Award and chosen as one of Variety's 10 Screenwriters to Watch. A political activist, Deer has also written and directed several award-winning documentaries for Aboriginal-run film and television production company, Rezolution Pictures.

Length 1h 32min
Year 2020

Cast Kiawentiio Tarbell, Violah Beauvais, Rainbow Dickerson, Joel Montgrand,
Distribution Mongrel Media, FilmRise, Metropole Films Distribution
Production EMA Films

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