Join us for a free viewing of the film Beans, directed by Tracey Deer, with special remarks from Calgary Public Library CEO Sarah Meilleur, BA’01 and UCalgary’s Dr. Shawna Cunningham, PhD, director of ii’ taa’poh’to’p, UCalgary’s Indigenous Strategy. Following the film, there will be discussion with director Tracey Deer, Kelli-Morning Bull, the Indigenous Services Design Lead at Calgary Public Library, and Autumn Eaglespeaker.
Based on true events, Beans is a coming-of-age story that follows a Mohawk girl during an armed stand-off known as the Oka Crisis, which tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in 1990. Beans was world-premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2020 and honoured as one of TIFF’s Canada’s Top 10 films, TIFF Emerging Talent Award, and TIFF’s Rising Star. The film also won the Crystal Bear in the Generation Section at Berlinale 2020.