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This film is an album of Indigenous womanhood, portraying a proud matriarchal society that for centuries has been pressured to adopt different standards and customs. All of the women featured share a belief in the importance of tradition as a source of strength in the face of change.

Director: Alanis Obomsawin
Producer: Alanis Obomsawin
Writing: Alanis Obomsawin
Voice and Narration: Alanis Obomsawin
Producer: Don Hopkins
Producer: Douglas MacDonald
Photography: Don Virgo
Photography: Bob Riddell
Photography: Laval Fortier
Photography: Jacques Avoine
Photography: Simon Leblanc
Sound: Louis Echaquan
Sound: Raymond Marcoux
Sound: Bob Charlie
Sound: Claude Hazanavicius
Sound: Christopher Tate
Sound: Bev Davidson
Sound: J.G. Normandin
Editing: John Laing
Sound: Bill Graziadei
Sound: Richard Besse

Mother of Many Children

1977, Obomsawin, Alanis

95 min 50 s

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