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Salt Spring Island, BC V8K 1Z4

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Salt Spring Film Festival presents: Beans - 92 minutes - Canada - Director: Tracey Deer

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BEANS

[Dir: Tracey Deer, Canada, 2020, 92 min.]

Twelve-year-old Tekehentahkhwa (a.k.a. “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. When a peaceful protest at a neighbouring reserve turns into an armed stand-off to protect a burial ground from being desecrated for a golf course expansion, Beans’ community joins the battle as they’re suddenly cut off from the outside world.

Inspired by true events and featuring archival footage of the actual conflict, documentary filmmaker Tracey Deer's award-winning debut feature film takes place in 1990 during the 78-day standoff between the Mohawk community and government forces in what became known as the Oka Crisis.

Played by talented Akwesasne teenager Kiawentiio in her first starring role, Beans seeks out the toughest girl she knows to transform into the brave Mohawk warrior that she needs to be to survive. The acceptance she gains with the cool clique doesn’t prepare her for the racism and violence she confronts as the conflict escalates. Unable to cope, she descends into a dark, rage-filled existence fixated on revenge. It's not until her reckless actions put everyone she cares about into peril that she wakes up to what's really important in her fragile world.

Premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival to critical acclaim, this crowd-pleaser has won multiple Audience Awards at festivals around the world, including the Vancouver International Film Festival, where it was also named Best Canadian Feature Film. For her role as Beans’ tenacious mother, Rainbow Dickerson was named Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle. Director Tracey Deer was awarded the Canadian Screen Award for Best First Feature Film, and her screenplay, co-written with Meredith Vuchnich, won the Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award.

This film series is produced by the Salt Spring Film Festival, a non profit society on Salt Spring Island.

https://saltspringfilmfestival.com/

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