Film gives voice to indigenous Mohawk women in New York City

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Filmmaker Reahgan Tarbell holds her infant son, Jacob, after a press briefing at United Nations Headquarters in New York. Photo/UN Radio

Many men from the indigenous Mohawk community of North America have helped to shape the New York City skyline through their contributions to the ironworks industries.

But it is the Mohawk women who are responsible for shaping their communities in the city and beyond.

The film To Brooklyn and Back: A Mohawk Journey gives a voice to these women, was screened this Tuesday at the United Nations in New York.

The film was created by Reahgan Tarbell whose grandfathers helped to build UN Headquarters.

Ms Tarbell, who was accompanied by her infant son, Jacob, told Laura Jarriel what most surprised her during the making of the film.

Duration: 3'47"

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