John Winn

Freelance writer and M.A. graduate from the University of Chicago. Publications in four by three magazine, Film International, and Film Matters. Frequent contributor and collaborator on The Actual School.

Traces of Postindian Survivance: Two Short Films by Jeff Barnaby

Jeff Barnaby, a Mi’kmaq First Nations director, was four years old when the Quebec Provincial Police raided his Restigouche Reservation to restrict salmon fishing rights. The events of the raid are explored in Alanis Obomsawin’s documentary Incident at Restigouche (1984) and, as Barnaby recalls, are forever seared into his memory. Like this early childhood recollection Barnaby’s cinema is rife with conflict.