cINeDIGENOUS at Alma Mater Tacoma: Beans

cINeDIGENOUS Summer Film Series

August 20, 2021

Director Tracey Deer's Beans is a 12-year-old Mohawk girl’s coming of age story and political awakening during the Oka Crisis. See Beans at Alma Mater Tacoma, as part of the cINeDIGENOUS Summer Film Series co-presented by Nia Tero and SIFF.

FREE and open to the public. Advance registration required.



  • Alma Mater Tacoma, 1322 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
  • Show begins at dusk. Movies will run rain or shine.

Dir. Tracey Deer (Mohawk), Canada, 92 min.

Twelve-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and reckless adolescence; forced to grow up fast and become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Oka Crisis, the turbulent Indigenous uprising that tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.

Nia Tero and SIFF are excited to bring you the cINeDIGENOUS Summer Film & Drive-In Series featuring Indigenous-made films from around the world. We strive to uplift, amplify, and celebrate Indigenous voices and stories, and make them accessible to Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples here in Coast Salish territory.