Beans (dir. Tracey Deer); New Film about the Kanesatake Resistance in Theatres

Beans is a 2020 Canadian drama film directed by filmmaker Tracey Deer. It explores the 1990 Oka Crisis at Kanesatake, which Deer lived through as a child, through the eyes of Tekehentahkhwa, a young Kanien’kehá:ka girl whose perspective on life is radically changed by these events.

ISCEI is looking into purchasing tickets for students and faculty who are interested in seeing this film in theatres. If you are interested, please email

Please note the content warnings for the film: colonial violence, racism, images, voices and videos of the Kanesatake Resistance that may trigger reactions (emotions, memories, personal experiences). There may be words and descriptions that may be culturally sensitive and which might not normally be used in certain public or community contexts



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