Critical Writing Index

Film Recalls painful Canadian event

by Rob O'Flanagan

The Sudbury Star, Sept. 23, 2000

"Rocks at Whiskey Trench" recounts the events leading up to Aug. 28, 1990, when a 75-car convoy, made up of women, children and the elderly, left Kahnawake. Fearing a military strike, band authorities ordered the evacuation. But the cars were pelted with rocks as they entered the Mercier Bridge and made their way through Whiskey Trench, an expressway where a mob waited. Many were injured. The extreme violence of the incident is captured vividly in the film.

ITEM 2000.117 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Rocks at Whiskey TrenchAlanis Obamsawin