May 19, 2013

Mohawk Girls on APTN

Mohawk Girls series tells stories of once 'voiceless' women

'I’m making a show about my own life,' says director Tracey DeerThe director behind a TV series being shot in Kahnawake says she wants to show Canadians what it means to be a Mohawk woman.

“I’m making a show about my own life, about my sister's life, my friends', my cousins',” says director Tracey Deer.

The series, Mohawk Girls, follows four young women who are searching for love as they struggle to find their place in the world.

"I grew up on the reserve feeling invisible, voiceless, in all aspects of my life—here on the reserve, out in the bigger world. I felt really boxed in," Deer says.
Comment:  For more on the Mohawk, see Thundersky the Construction Clown Artist and Native Values in Assassin's Creed 3.

1 comment:

Rob said...

For more on the subject, see:

Sex and the City ... on the Rez

Mohawk Girls, a dramatic-comedy series being filmed in Kahnawake, depicts life on the reserve--as a woman

'Mohawk Girls' Takes on Life and Young Love--On and Off the Rez