In honor of International Women’s Day, please join Peninsula College’s Magic of Cinema, Studium Generale, and ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning, Peninsula College Longhouse for a screening of Beans, the story of a young Mohawk girl who is torn between childhood and adolescence and forced to grow up during the Oka Crisis, an Indigenous uprising that tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.
In the standoff, the Mohawk community and its land defenders came together to fight a golf course expansion onto their ancestral lands. Beans highlights how individuals and the community were affected by the crisis, including the film’s director Tracey Deer, whose story is told through the title character. Beans marks the first feature film directed by Deer, who is the co-creator and director of the dramatic comedy Mohawk Girls and has worked on the Netflix/CBC series Anne with an E. Deer also chairs the Board of Directors of Women in View, a non-profit that promotes greater diversity and gender parity in Canadian media.
Beans, which was screened at the Port Townsend Film Festival, is the winner of the best feature film from the Writers Guild of Canada and was nominated for several Canadian Screen awards, including Best Motion Picture, Best First Feature Film, and Achievement in Cinematography.
To watch Beans, audience members will be given a code to access and stream the film.
To receive a code and directions, please attend one of the following Zoom events. Each event will last roughly 15 minutes, enough time for everyone to receive a code and the directions.
Thursday, March 3, at 6:00 pm.
Friday, March 4, at 2:00 pm.
Monday, March 7, at 12:30 pm.
Tuesday, March 8, at 4:00 pm.
Wednesday, March 9, at 12:30 pm.
On Thursday, March 10, at 6:30 pm., please join Magic of Cinema for a discussion of the film.
To learn how to access the film and participate in the March 10 discussion, please use this Zoom information: https://pencol-edu.zoom.us/j/83237980469, Meeting ID: 832 3798 0469.
This online event is free and open to the public and is made possible in partnership with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information, please contact Dr. Helen Lovejoy at email@example.com or at (360) 417-6362.