Tucson Premiere!



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Thanks to our community partner, Indigenous Strategies!  

In the summer of 1990, a twelve-year- old Mohawk girl in Kanehsatà:ke is forced to grow up fast and find her own inner warrior during an armed stand-off between her community and the government.

“A memorable debut.  We need movies like Beans, we need to know stories like the Oka Crisis, we need authentic representation, and we need voices like Tracey Deer’s.” – Ricardo Gallegos, La Estatuilla

Torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence; Beans (Kiawentiio Tarbell, in a powerful performance) struggles to build her own identity amidst the chaos of the uprising and the injustice of a world that sees her as “different” even in her own land. Will she succumb to the pressures of a society intent on bringing her down? Or will she rise up to assert her strength and uniqueness of character? Inspired by her own childhood, writer/director Tracey Deer’s debut feature, set during the Oka Crisis, which tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in 1990, is a timely and touching look at the lives of Indigenous youth and families told with heartbreaking honesty. (Dir. by Tracey Deer, 2020, Canada, 92 mins., Not Rated)

Other festivals: Toronto, Seattle, Hawai’i