Film Recalls painful Canadian event
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 Trench – Alanis Obamsawin