Beans, the moving, eye opening look into the Oka Crisis in Quebec from the perspective of a 12 year old Mohawk girl.

Don’t miss “Beans”, the moving, eye opening look into the Oka Crisis in Quebec from the perspective of a 12 year old girl. Based on true events, Tracey Deer's debut feature chronicles the 78-day standoff between two Mohawk communities and government forces in 1990 in Quebec.


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.

Director Tracey Deer said, “This project goes back a long way for me. I was Beans. I was twelve-years-old when I lived through an armed stand-off between my people and the Quebec and Canadian governments known as The Oka Crisis. The Mohawk Nation of Kanesatake and Kahnawà:ke stood up to a formidable bully - and won. That summer I knew I wanted to become a filmmaker and vowed to one day tell this story.”

94% Rotten Tomatoes

“An eye-opening and compelling story about the weight and oppression of racism, and the courage it takes to build a self in spite of it all.” - Jo-Anne Titmarsh, HeyUGuys

“Fueled and propelled by the personal experiences it is based on, Beans is a deeply moving film, wrenching the heart as well as the gut in its raw urgency.” - Josefine A., One Room With A View

“Beans vibrates with ferocious anger and righteous pride.” - Nikki Baughan, Screen International

Awards Berlin International Film Festival 2021 Winner Crystal Bear Generation Kplus - Best Film - Tracey Deer Canadian Screen AwardWinner Best First Feature Film - Tracey Deer Directors Guild of Canada 2020 Winner - Tracey Deer Writers Guild of Canada 2021 Winner Feature Film - Tracey Deer and Meredith Vuchnich Vancouver International Film Festival 2020 Winner of Best Canadian Feature Film - Tracey Deer Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2021 Winner Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film - Rainbow Dickerson

Director: Tracey Deer / Cast: Kiawentiio, Violah Beauvais, Rainbow Dickerson / Genre: Drama / Length: 1h 32m / Rating: 14A / Country: Canada / Language: English with some French

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