37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024


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In her debut feature, Tracey Deer recounts the 1990 Oka Crisis, a 78 day land dispute between the Mohawk people and the Canadian government in Oka, Quebec, Canada through the eyes of a young Mohawk girl nicknamed Beans. This semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story gives viewers a glimpse into the struggle of finding one’s identity while enduring trauma. Introduction by Dr. Adriana Greci Green (VAFF)

This film is part of the Indigenous Americans in Film Series presented by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This film is also part of the Women in Film series.



Saturday, October 30


5:30 PM


Violet Crown 6 & 7

Film Info

Director: Tracey Deer

Runtime: 92 min.

Year: 2020

Country: Canada

Language: English, French

Featuring: Kiawentiio, Violah Beauvais, Rainbow Dickenson.