Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn and BackReaghan Tarbell on ferry
Reaghan Tarbell
Canada, Documentary, 2008
56 min, Video, Color

For over 50 years, the Kahnawake Mohawks of Quebec, Canada occupied a 10 square-block hub in the North Gowanus section of Brooklyn, which became known as Little Caughnawaga. The men, skilled ironworkers, came to New York in search of work and brought their wives, children and, often, extended family with them. Little Caughnawaga tells the personal story of Mohawk filmmaker Reaghan Tarbell from Kahnawake, Quebec, as she explores her roots and traces the connections of her family to the once legendary Mohawk community through the stories of the women who lived there.


All audiences

MACC, Thursday April 23, 7:15 PM

Director Reaghan Tarbell in attendance


As Reaghan Tarbell’s first documentary, Little Caughnawaga: To Brooklyn and Back, has screened widely at festivals, winning Best Feature Documentary at the 2008 Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival. Tarbell is on the staff of the Film and Video Center of the National Museum of the American Indian and continues to work on documentaries for the Canadian series Finding Our Talk, about indigenous languages.

Producer: George Hargrave, Paul Rickard
Screenwriter: Reaghan Tarbell
Cinematographer: Paul Rickard
Editor: MeiYen Chan
Music: DiGitum