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Yukon Arts Centre Mainstage
300 University Drive
Whitehorse YT Y1A 5X9

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Friday February 5 2021 at 5:45 PM

× Following Yukon Government COVID guidelines, large sections of the YAC theatre will be blocked off to ensure safe social distancing, and you are not able to select your own seating, to maximize our restricted seating capacity. Masks are mandatory for all patrons. We are also only able to provide advance ticket sales for this performance. THERE WILL BE NO WALK UP / RUSH TICKETS AVAILABLE.

If you are sick or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. DO NOT attend the performance if you are ill.

Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence; forced to grow up fast and become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Oka Crisis, the turbulent Indigenous uprising that tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990. Beans skillfully navigates the nuances of this friction to deliver a compelling, important message on self-identity in a broad societal context. Similar to how Alanis Obomsawin blazed a trail for authentic Indigenous onscreen narratives with Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, Deer forges her own creative path to explore the harrowing events at Kahnawá:ke that are rooted in her own experience as a teenager coming of age during the Oka Crisis.

Dir. Tracey Deer, Canada, 2020, 92min. Content advisories: racialized violence, implied sexual violence Winner of Best Canadian Feature at VIFF 2020 Selected one of TIFF Top Ten Canadian films for 2020 Second Runner-up, TIFF People’s Choice AwardTwelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence; forced to grow up fast and become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Oka Crisis, the turbulent Indigenous uprising that tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990. Beans skillfully navigates the nuances of this friction to deliver a compelling, important message on self-identity in a broad societal context. Similar to how Alanis Obomsawin blazed a trail for authentic Indigenous onscreen narratives with Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, Deer forges her own creative path to explore the harrowing events at Kahnawá:ke that are rooted in her own experience as a teenager coming of age during the Oka Crisis.

Dir. Tracey Deer, Canada, 2020, 92min. Content advisories: racialized violence, implied sexual violence Winner of Best Canadian Feature at VIFF 2020 Selected one of TIFF Top Ten Canadian films for 2020 Second Runner-up, TIFF People’s Choice Award

“With its sensitive portrayal of internal and community conflicts gleaned from lived experience, Deer’s film blazes a new trail for the next generation of Indigenous filmmakers.” - RAVI SRINIVASAN, TIFF

This event will be followed by a live, moderated virtual Q&A with the writer, director; Tracey Deer.
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