A Cry for Freedom
(2001, 24 min.) CANADA
Director: Brian J. Francis (Mi'kmaq) and Sam Grana
Eastern Tide series
Produced in association with the Aboriginal Peoples Television
In English and Mi'kmaq with English subtitles.
This documentary explores a vicious backlash against treaty rights
in Atlantic Canada. Mi'kmaq lobstermen (and women) of the Burnt
Church Reserve in New Brunswick talk about their right to fish,
upheld by the Canadian Supreme Court's 1999 Marshall decision,
and their future as fishermen.
Image credit: Brian Francis-
courtesy of JEDI