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Tickets are free for this event thanks to the sponsorship of the Sustainability Institute at Penn State. Please check out our In-Person events for an evening with BEANS and MAZEL TOV on Monday, November 1, at 8pm. Post screening discussion will include members of the film and activists. Stay tuned for more details!

"Mohawk director Tracey Deer, who lived through the violent 78-day conflict as a 12-year-old, has made a film that’s eye-opening. Beyond her firsthand understanding of indigenous people’s struggles, she’s keenly attuned to girlhood growing pains — well captured in the expressive and engaging performance by Kiawentiio, leading a strong cast."

- Hollywood Reporter

Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence; forced to grow up fast and become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Oka Crisis, the turbulent Indigenous uprising that tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.

Based on true events, Tracey Deer's debut feature chronicles the 78-day standoff between two Mohawk communities and government forces in 1990 Quebec.

Director's Bio:

Born and raised in the Mohawk community of Kahnawake, Tracey Deer is an award-winning Indigenous director, producer, writer, mentor, speaker, and leader. A graduate of Dartmouth College’s Film Studies program, Tracey is a visual storyteller who wants to have a positive impact on the world. Tracey is the Co-Executive Producer on “Anne with an E” and in 2016, Tracey was one of the 12 honorees at The Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film during TIFF. Her work has been honored with two Gemini awards, many nominations for Canadian Screen Awards, and has earned acclaim from international film festivals, including Hot Docs and DOXA. She has worked with the CBC, the NFB, and numerous independent production companies throughout Canada. In 2008, Playback Magazine declared Tracey as one of the 25 rising stars in the Canadian Entertainment Industry.

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    Tracey Deer