McGill University’s Aboriginal Sustainability Project and the Redpath Museum’s Freaky Friday Program is proud to announce that we will be hosting a film screening and Q & A with producer Christina Fon:
‘Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian’
Join us afterward with a discussion with one of the producers on the film, Christina Fon.
Cree director Neil Diamond brings a wry and slightly mischievous wit to this insightful and entertaining documentary that traces the evolution of the powerful images of “the Indian” in Hollywood movies”
These images have influenced the understanding (and misunderstanding) of North American Natives in almost every corner of the world and have locked the North American natives into powerful stereotypes, from which they only recently started to break loose.
With clips from classic and modern films, candid interviews with famous Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors, and activists such as Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Wes Studi, Adam Beach, Graham Greene, John Trudell and Russell Means, as well as documentary sequences, where filmmaker Diamond guides us through the contemporary Native stereotyped and non-stereotyped landscape. REEL INJUN is a smart and entertaining exploration of pop culture, America’s myths and Hollywood’s fantasies about the “Indians of the Wild West”.
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