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No where to go – the Indians in Canada

Canada, 1976

The James-Bay Project in the Northern Canadian province of Quebec was to become one of the largest hydraulic power stations in the world. For the indigenous inhabitants of this area, the Cree Indians, this not only meant displacement from their traditional hunting and fishing grounds; it also entailed abandoning an entire way of life. Canada is a signatory state of the United Nations Genocide Convention. Yet the case filed by the Crees against the James-Bay project was dismissed on the grounds that their interests had to be subordinated to those of the nation. Troeller/Deffarge accompany a Cree family on its last hunt.

a film by Gordian Troeller und Marie-Claude Deffarge
original title: Kein Platz für Indianer
camera: Gordian Troeller
sound: J.C. burger, Elmar Schmidt
editor: Michèle Zillig
43 minutes

This film only exists in the German version.

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