By Randolph Lewis
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One . . two . . three . . four . . ” As soon as a white girl uttered the ﬁfth insult, Obomsawin said: “Come closer, I can’t hear you. ” When the girl foolishly obliged, Obomsawin struck her with her ﬁst. “It was like plugging an iron in the wall,” she remembers. “I would get so mad, I’m telling you, so mad. ” Even after this second eruption against the intolerance of her peers, she faced the same old taunts on the way home, although the beatings started to taper off. “I was very skinny,” she says.
History decrees that there are Losers and Winners,” he tells them. “History cares nothing for cases, History only cares whose Turn it is” (bl, 119). In her own work at the nfb just a few years later, Obomsawin would take a less aggressive posture toward the power of the Canadian state, but it would be no less ﬁrm in the resistance it offered. Ultimately, her stance would prove far more intelligible to the thousands of white Canadians living outside the bohemian quarters of Montreal, the thousands who would ignore scabrous novels like Beautiful Losers yet watch her ﬁlms for their ﬁrst Native impression of their collective history and culture.
19 Between Panadis and her Aunt Alanis, the young Obomsawin had a wealth of traditional knowledge at her ﬁngertips, something she appreciates to this day. “Those two people gave me something special and strong,” she remembers. ”20 The good times did not last for long. In 1941, when Obomsawin was nine, her family left the reserve and moved to Three Rivers, a Frenchspeaking town just up the river. “That’s when the trouble began,” she remembers. No other Native people lived in the town, and she was forced to learn French as quickly as she could.