fugitive frequency

May 20, 2022
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Alanis Obomsawin, ‘Our people can be themselves and feel good about it’

Alanis Obomsawin

This special episode features an interview with Alanis Obomsawin, an Indigenous Abenaki filmmaker, singer, activist and ‘national treasure’ from Turtle Island/Canada. We spoke online late in February, coinciding with the opening of a major survey exhibition of Alanis’ life and work, ‘The Children Have to Hear Another Story’, 12 February – 18 April at Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin.

Many thanks to Lilli Heinemann from HKW and Michael Shu from the National Film Board of Canada for making this possible.

fugitive radio is an artistic-research project initiated by Dr Sumugan Sivanesan to raise migrant, queer and anticolonial issues and music in Helsinki and beyond.

Producer & Host:  Sumugan Sivanesan
Guest: Alanis Obomsawin

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