Mohawk Director Tracey Deer from Kahnawake keeps shining with her latest movie Beans about the Oka crisis in 1990. It will be presented at the Berlin International Festival in March.
”On behalf of the whole Beans film team, we are ecstatic to be a part of Berlinale Generations program this year! Expressed Deer on Twitter. The enthusiastic reception the film has received thus far has been truly amazing, gratifying and heartwarming.”
The movie with actors Kiawentiio Tarbell, Rainbow Dickerson, Violah Beauvais and Paulina Alexis tells the story of the Oka crisis from Deer’s perception. More specifically, on how she lived the Oka crisis when she was 12 years old, through a character named Tekehentahkhwa, also called Beans.
Tracey Deer was honoured earlier in 2020 when she received the Emerging talent award at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival). She also won the Director Guild of Canada discovery award for Beans and the production was selected to be the opening night film at the Kingston Canadian Film Festival. The movie should be in theatres in this spring and will be available on the streaming platform Crave afterward.