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Directed by Tracey Deer
Canada, 2020 (fiction, 92 minutes, colour, English / French)

Film Description:
"Inspired by her own childhood, writer-director Tracey Deer's debut feature tells the story of a young Mohawk girl in Kanehsatà:ke amidst the 1990 Oka Crisis. A refreshing look at the lives of Indigenous youth and families that's told with heartbreaking honesty, the film brings awareness to the oppression and discrimination Indigenous people continue to face 30 years later. While the ongoing standoff forces her to grow up faster than she deserves, 12-year-old Beans (Kiawentiio, in a phenomenal performance) is bright and brave as she cares for her younger sister and discovers herself and her place in the community. Timely and touching, Beans is a powerful reminder of the resilience, beauty, and love Indigenous communities hold."
-- Saharla Ugas (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Tracey Deer, Meredith Vuchnich
Produced by: Anne-Marie Gélinas, Ken Proulx, Meredith Vuchnich, Justine Whyte
Principal Cast: Kiawentiio, Violah Beauvais, Rainbow Dickerson, Joel Montgrand, Paulina Alexis, D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Jay Cardinal Villeneuve, Taio Gélinas, Caroline Gelinas, Dawn Ford, Kelly Beaudoin, Brittany LeBorgne, Ida Labillois-Montour, Adam LeBlanc, Emilie Paquet, Angie Reid, Sebastien Beaulac, Michel Eid, Frank Marrs, Sara Sue Vallee
Cinematography: Marie Davignon
Film Editing: Sophie Farkas Bolla
Music: Mario Sévigny, Jayli Wolf
Production Company: EMA Films

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