DocuSpot: Reel Injun

11.19.2013

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with a DocuSpot film screening at Roesch Library. 

Hollywood has made over 4000 films about Native people; over 100 years of movies defining how Indians are seen by the world. Reel Injun takes an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through the history of cinema. Travelling through the heartland of America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond looks at how the myth of “the Injun” has influenced the world’s understanding – and misunderstanding – of Natives. With candid interviews with directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Jim Jarmusch, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell and Russell Means, clips from hundreds of classic and recent films, including Stagecoach, Little Big Man, The Outlaw Josey Wales, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Atanarjuat the Fast Runner, Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema’s depiction of Native people from the silent film era to today.

Reel Injun

A film by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Two showings: 11:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Roesch Library 1st floor Group FlexSpace
Free and open to all

Sponsored by the University Libraries Diversity & Inclusion Committee

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