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Beans | New York Int'l Children's Film Festival
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Beans

Festival 2021
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Canada
Live Action, Tracey Deer; 2020, 92 min
Recommended Ages: 14+
In English
In the summer of 1990, Beans, a sweet and studious twelve-year-old Mohawk girl, is suddenly forced to grow up fast and become her own kind of warrior when a land occupation battle creates a fierce stand-off between her indigenous community and the government. Torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence, she struggles to build her own identity amidst the chaos of the uprising and the injustice of a world that sees her as different even in her own land. Will she succumb to the pressures of a society intent on bringing her down? Or will she rise up to assert her strength and character?
CONTENT NOTE: Instances of racialized threats and violence, underage drinking, strong language, self-harm, sexual menace.

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