|Directed by Alanis Obomsawin|
|Canada, 1977 (documentary, 58 minutes, colour, English)|
|Also known as "Mère de tant d'enfants"|
"This film is an album of Native womanhood, portraying a proud matriarchal society that for centuries has been pressured to adopt different standards and customs. All of the women featured share a belief in the importance of tradition as a source of strength in the face of change."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)
|Film Credits (partial):|
|Written by:||Alanis Obomsawin|
|Produced by:||Alanis Obomsawin, Don Hopkins, Douglas MacDonald|
|Cinematography:||Don Virgo, Bob Ridgell, Laval Fortier|
|Film Editing:||John Laing|
|Production Company:||National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada|
"While documenting how First Nations women experience life from birth
to old age, the film [Mother of Many Children] situates the multiple ways in which First Nations women's identities and experiences have been historically shaped and articulated."
-- Zuzana Pick (source)