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"Over the course of her remarkable career, [Alanis] Obomsawin—one of only three remaining staff documentary filmmakers at the NFB—has moved from the margins to the centre of institutional power in Canada. While her work is now officially embraced by the repressive state that she lambastes, Obomsawin has retained the instincts, sensibility and posture of the eternally alienated outsider."
-- Adrian Harewood

Harewood, Adrian. "Alanis Obomsawin: A portrait of a First Nations filmmaker." Take One (Toronto), June-September 2003. (p. 13)