Director Neil Diamond
Chief Redcloud (Lakota Chief of the Pine Ridge Reservation)Little Big Horn Memorial in Montana
Location: 
Halifax  
Event

Film Night: Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian

Date Time: 
Thursday, 21 February 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Category: 
Film Screenings

Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond explores the portrayal of Indigenous Peoples through a century of cinema, and how that has fueled stereotypes and misconceptions that are still circulated today.

Starting from the silent film era until modern day portrayals, "Reel Injun," juxtaposes film footage with interviews featuring celebrated Indigenous celebrities, activists, historians, and film critics.

"[the film] is a loving look at cinema through the eyes of the people who appeared in its very first flickering images and have survived to tell their stories their own way."