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30 abril 2010

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Synopsis: A film report of the 1969 protest demonstration by Mohawk Indians of the St. Regis Reserve on the international bridge between Canada and the United States near Cornwall, Ontario. By blocking the bridge, which is on the Reserve, and causing a considerable tie-up of motor traffic, the Indians drew public attention to their grievance that they were prohibited by Canadian authorities from duty-free passage of personal purchases across the border; a right they claim was established by the Jay Treaty of 1794.

Filmmaker: Mort Ransen

Contact: National Film Board of Canada

Producer: George C. Stoney

Year of Production: 1969

Distributor Information: National Film Board of Canada

Country: Canada

 

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