The Spirit of Annie Mae

The Spirit of Annie Mae

DVD - 2002
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"In 1975 Annie Mae Pictou Aquash, a 30-year-old Nova-Scotia born Mi'kmaw, was shot dead, execution style, on a desolate road in South Dakota. Nearly three decades later, the crime remains a mystery. Aquash was highly placed in the American Indian Movement (AIM), a radical First Nations organization that took up arms in the 1970s to fight for the rights of their people. The film provides a glimpse into a period of extraordinary social upheaval in North America, from a native perspective. AIM-like the Black Panthers and anti-Vietnam war protesters-were threatening the established order. The Spirit of Annie Mae is a moving tribute from the women who were closest to her: the two young daughters who fled with their mother when she hid from the FBI; the young women she inspired to embrace native language and spirituality; and the other activists like Buffy Sainte-Marie and investigative journalist Minnie Two Shoes."--NFB website.
Publisher: Montréal, Qué. : National Film Board of Canada, c2002
Branch Call Number: DVD 971.00497 A656
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (73 min.) : digital sd., col. ; 12 cm

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jcholland
Dec 19, 2015

i love it

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Ron@Ottawa
Dec 16, 2015

This is a documentary by the NFB of Canada on one episode surrounding the Wounded Knee event years back. As such, it appeals only to a small audience with a relevant interest.

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